There is another reason why KT Wiz should take second place. This is because Eom Sang-baek, who is recovering from a rib injury, cannot return until the postseason.메이저놀이터 The later fall baseball starts, the healthier Eom Sang-baek becomes. 

KT coach Lee Kang-cheol reported the current status of Eom Sang-baek, who is in rehabilitation, ahead of the 16th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against Lotte to be held at Suwon KT Wiz Park on the 21st. 

Director Lee said, “We received reports that his ribs were almost glued together. He said that fluid comes out when bones come together, but fluid is coming out now. However, it appears that a return will be possible only in the postseason.” 

Eom Sang-baek was excluded from the first team entry on the 24th of last month. The reason is injury. Coach Lee, whom I met in Suwon at the time, said, “He originally had pain in his right side, but he held back and threw. “He was excluded today (24th) because his condition worsened,” he said. “There were no problems on the MRI.” However, he said it was so painful that he couldn’t sleep, so it was canceled. He downplayed his injury, saying, “Once the pain subsides, he can throw again.”

However, upon further examination, an unexpected fracture was discovered in his rib area. At the time of the expungement, it seemed possible to return after 10 days of rest, but in the end, there was a reason why I felt so much pain that I couldn’t sleep. 

Eom Sang-baek’s initial estimated rehabilitation period was 4 weeks. If everything goes as planned, she should start her training this weekend. However, recovery takes longer than expected, and it is expected that the bone will not be fully fused until at least mid-October.

KT, which is aiming to advance directly to the playoffs in 2nd place, one game ahead of 3rd place NC, has another reason to finish the season in 2nd place. It is expected that we will be able to see a healthy Eom Sang-baek only if the postseason starts as late as possible. 

Manager Lee said, “When I come back, the number of pitches is low. He added, “He will be used in the bullpen in the beginning.” 

We were also able to hear about the current status of So Hyun-Jun, who underwent Tommy John surgery last May. Coach Lee said, “So Hyeong-jun came to Wiz Park today,” and “Coach Je Chun-mo emphasized that he needs to build his lower body from now on.” They say that you need to achieve lower body balance now to create proper pitching form when you enter ITP (Stepped Pitching Program). “He is doing well in rehabilitation.” 

Meanwhile, KT, who meets Lotte starting pitcher Na Kyun-an, consists of Kim Min-hyuk (right fielder), Hwang Jae-gyun (third baseman), Kang Baek-ho (designated hitter), Park Byeong-ho (first baseman), Anthony Alford (left fielder), Jang Seong-woo (catcher), Bae Jeong-dae (center fielder), and Kim Sang-soo. (Shortstop) – Oh Yoon-seok (second baseman) formed the starting lineup. Starting pitchers are excluded. 

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