“Because of the squishy grass”… Kim Jung-hoo reveals the circumstances of his injury.

Kwon Hyuk-jun reports that Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) will undergo ankle surgery, making his return to the regular season unlikely. Lee’s injury was caused by wet outfield grass due to rain.

Lee was taken out of the game against the Lotte Giants of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League at Sajik Stadium in Busan on 22 March after complaining of pain in his left ankle.

He was diagnosed with a damaged extensor ligament, a membrane that wraps around the tendons in his left ankle, and will undergo surgery. The expected rehabilitation period is three months.

“I met with Lee Jung-hoo and talked to him,” said Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki, who met with reporters before the team’s game against the Hanwha Eagles at the Gocheok SkyDome in Seoul on the 25th.

Lee explained to Hong what happened when he was injured. “The yellow grass was a little softer and firmer than the blue grass, and when he was starting out to catch the ball, he said his foot was stuck in the grass and then pushed out, causing him pain,” Hong said.바카라사이트

In addition to the day of the game, it had been raining heavily in recent days, so the pitch was wet throughout, which may have contributed to the injury.

On the 23rd, the day after Lee’s injury, it was still raining on and off. Kiwoom’s attack in the top of the sixth inning was delayed for 1 hour and 22 minutes due to rain, and then the ground was repaired.

“I think it would be unfair to blame the grounds crew,” said Hong, who cautioned against reading too much into the loss of his star batsman.

“Other players played in the same conditions,” he said. I think it’s fair to say that Lee Jung-hoo was uniquely unlucky.”

But he couldn’t help but feel bad about the rain. Kiwoom has seen a lot of rain this season, but unusually few rain cancellations, meaning fewer chances to make saves.

They even had the disappointment of having a 4-0 lead against Gwangju on the 29th of last month declared a no-game.

“We seem to have a bad luck with rain this year,” Hong said with a bitter smile.