Park Chan-ho (28, KIA), who was a strong candidate for the Golden Glove in the shortstop category this season, came as a big obstacle to his completion of the season. He will not be able to start for the time being due to damage to his finger ligament.
KIA manager Kim Jong-kook announced Park Chan-ho’s injury ahead of the match against Lotte, which is scheduled to be held at Gwangju-Kia Champions Field on the 13th. Coach Kim said, “Park Chan-ho has some damage (on his finger).” To be exact, the ligament of the left fourth finger was damaged.
Park Chan-ho started as the first shortstop against Daegu Samsung on the 12th, but injured his left hand while sliding headfirst in his third at-bat in the fifth inning. 3·It was a hit between balls, and considering Park Chan-ho’s fast foot, it seemed possible to win at first base. Samsung shortstop Lee Jae-hyun did his best to defend, and Park Chan-ho also did his best to base.먹튀검증
However, Park Chan-ho, who had a strong desire to live, made a headfirst slide at the last minute, and in the process, he swept the base and injured his left hand. Park Chan-ho felt pain and was later replaced and finished the game.
After returning to Gwangju, he was examined at a designated hospital and was diagnosed with damage to the ligament of the fourth finger of the left hand. It’s hard to hit for the time being. However, it is fortunate that it is not enough to undergo surgery. Head coach Kim said, “It’s not enough to operate, so it’s possible to rent or pay for water,” adding, “I’ll accompany the first team.” “However, starting is difficult for the time being.”
Since it is a left hand with a glove, there is no big problem with the throw itself. The base running is also possible if you wear protective equipment. Coach Kim believes that under the current situation, there is no better substitute and substitute agent than Park Chan-ho. But the blow remains to be seen for the time being. This is because the damaged ligament needs to be recovered.
While accompanying the first division, the training part will closely check Park Chan-ho’s finger condition. Head coach Kim explained, “Fengo and running remain the same.” Still, head coach Kim believes that a recovery process is needed for about three weeks. The idea is to continue to watch the situation and take steps. It is expected to be excluded from the main lineup due to difficulties in hitting until the end of September.
It’s a huge blow for KIA. Park, who has shown growth in batting since last year, is now showing above the league average, batting .302 with three home runs, 48 RBIs, 64 runs and 29 steals in 115 games this season. He has also recorded a batting average of 0.317 in the last 10 games, signaling the sense of hitting that continues. The energetic defense and base running remain the same. KIA, which continued to use Park Chan-ho as the leadoff, now has to form a starting lineup except for one key player.
It is a pity for Park Chan-ho. Park Chan-ho was competing with Oh Ji-hwan in the shortstop category this year. Oh Ji-hwan is a little better for the aggressive ratio stat, but there were some games where Oh Ji-hwan was absent, so Park Chan-ho was ahead in the accumulation. However, he is now at a disadvantage as it is difficult to build batting performance.
The replacement for Park is Kim Do-ho. Kim Do-young, who is in his second year this year, is showing a leap forward in the attack. In 55 games of the season, he had a good batting average of 0.302, five home runs, 34 RBIs, 19 steals, and OPS 0.828 to completely secure KIA’s third base position. In the season’s opening series, he injured his left mid-foot bone and rehabilitated for a long time, but after returning, he showed good performance and is showing one of the best prospects in the KBO League.
Kim Do-young has the potential to hit longer hits than Park Chan-ho, which is actually well confirmed in other attack indicators such as OPS and wRC+. His ability to steal bases is no less than Park Chan-ho. However, it is unstable that nothing has been verified in shortstop defense yet. Since joining the team, the shortstop position has been up to Park Chan-ho, and Kim Do-young has not played much of the shortstop position even as a backup. In high school, he continued to see shortstop, but it is unclear whether he can replace Park Chan-ho’s defense.
The third base position without Kim Do-young is also a concern. KIA will start Choi Jung-yong as a third baseman on the 13th. Park Chan-ho’s injury is likely to weaken the team’s power in a series. You have to find an alternative for two to three weeks. On the 13th, KIA organized the batting order in the order of Kim Do-young (shortstop), Lee Woo-sung (right fielder), Na Sung-bum (designated hitter), Choi Hyung-woo (left fielder), Kim Sun-bin (center fielder), Socrates (center fielder), Hwang Dae-in (first baseman), Kim Tae-gun (catcher) and Choi Jung-yong (3rd baseman). The starting pitcher is Yang Hyun-jong.