SSG Landers Choi is out with an injury. She will miss the All-Star Game.
Choi suffered a left thigh muscle injury on June 5 against the KIA Tigers at SSG Landers Field in Incheon. In the month of June, Choi hit .360 (23-for-89) with 11 home runs and 27 RBIs. He was on pace to win the monthly MVP award, but the injury ended his first half early.
He missed the All-Star break. Her joy was short-lived as she was named to the All-Star Best 12 for the seventh time in her career. Choi will miss the All-Star Game due to injury. The KBO announced on Nov. 11 that “Lotte Giants’ Han Dong-hee has joined the Dream All-Stars in Choi’s place. In addition, LG Twins’ Park Myung-geun was also ruled out due to injury and was replaced by LG’s Kim Jin-sung.
Manager Kim Won-hyung, who met with reporters at SSG Landers Field on the same day, said, “I watched Choi Jeong-jeon’s movements in Daejeon Hanwha, and he didn’t look like he could play. When I tried hitting, it didn’t seem to work. We’ll see how he feels during the break. I can’t guarantee that he’ll play in the second half,” he said about Choi’s physical condition.
He added, “I’ve been injured in the same area as Choi Jeong, so I know it well. When I’m still, I don’t feel any pain, but when I move, I feel pain. Hitters, for example, use the injured area when fielding or hitting. Even if you don’t recognize the pain, it will hurt when you move,” he said, expressing his concern for Choi.
This season, Choi was the centerpiece of the Landers’ lineup, batting .311 with 19 home runs, 58 RBIs, a .577 on-base percentage and a .973 OPS in 73 games. But an unexpected injury put him on the shelf for a while. “We still have the first half of the season to play, but I hope we can prepare well through the break. We have three days off. I hope we can have a good time and prepare for the second half,” said Kim.토토사이트
Meanwhile, the timing of Choi Min-jun’s return is unclear after he suffered a right oblique injury. Choi hasn’t played since June 22 against Doosan. “I thought he would be able to return in the second half, but the injury lasts a long time,” Kim said. The gap is really big,” Kim said.