The ‘Hero Corps’ was in a state of emergency.
Lee Jung-hoo (25), the key hitter of Kiwoom Heroes, was canceled from the first team entry ahead of the resignation Lotte Giants match on the 23rd. This is a follow-up to being replaced due to pain in the left ankle at the end of the 8th inning against Lotte on the 22nd. If he had to play the second half without Lee Jung-hoo, it would be a huge bad news for Kiwoom.
On the 22nd, Lee Jung-hoo started as a center fielder in the 3rd hitter against Lotte and played a big role with 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 RBI and 1 run in 3 at-bats. At bat, he swung a hard hit following the first game of the second half (2 at bats, 1 hit, 2 walks) the previous day (21st), but a problem occurred during the defense at the end of the 8th inning. He sprained his left ankle in the process of catching Lotte’s Kim Min-seok’s heavy hit and felt pain.
Lee Jung-hoo complained of pain and sent a sign to the dugout, and got out of the ground with the support of the trainer. Kiwoom watched the progress of Lee Jung-hoo and sent him to Seoul on the morning of the 23rd after having him spend the night at the expedition accommodation.
According to Kiwoom club officials, Lee Jung-hoo will undergo a detailed examination at a club-designated hospital on the 24th. Director Hong Won-ki of Kiwoom said, “I think I can explain the situation only when I get a diagnosis at the hospital.”안전놀이터
After overcoming the extreme slump at the beginning of this season, Lee Jung-hoo has consistently shown the role of the team’s main gun. He marked a batting average of 0.319 (105 hits in 329 at-bats), 6 homers, 45 RBIs and 50 runs in 85 games this season until the 23rd. He is in his 7th season in the KBO League this year and plans to challenge the major leagues through the posting system (private competitive bidding) after finishing the season normally. On the 24th, everyone had no choice but to pay close attention to the result of the detailed examination.