“I don’t think the injury is light” Kium is upset by Lee Jung-hoo’s SOS and has sleepless nights.
It was not all smiles, even though they managed to escape an eight-game losing streak.
The Kiwoom Heroes won 5-3 against the Lotte Giants in the ‘2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League’ at Sajik Stadium in Busan on April 22.
If Kiwoom had lost that game, it would have tied the club’s record for most consecutive losses with nine. However, the sharp bat of “genius hitter” Lee Jung-hoo saved Kiwoom from disaster.
Lee went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and one run scored in four at-bats, and with the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, he lined a single to right field to give Kiwoom a 5-3 lead.
With a two-run lead thanks to Lee’s RBI single, Kiwoom held on for the 5-3 win and snapped an eight-game losing streak.바카라사이트
However, Lee was unable to finish the game due to a sudden injury. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Lee was out on the field defending center field when he caught Kim Min-seok’s fly ball to center field and felt pain in his left ankle, prompting him to send an “SOS” to the bench during Yoon Dong-hee’s at-bat and eventually be replaced by Lim Byung-wook. Lee limped to the dugout and immediately received icing treatment.
A Kiwoom official said, “Lee Jung-hoo experienced pain in his left ankle while defending and was substituted to protect the player. We will decide on a hospitalization plan after seeing his progress.”
The question is, what happens next? For now, it is difficult to check Lee’s exact physical condition. Kiwoom is also waiting to see how things go. However, given that the player voluntarily signed for a substitution and limped into the dugout, it may not be a minor injury.
After the game, Kim Hye-sung said, “I don’t think (Lee) Jung-hoo’s injury is light, so I don’t feel good. He’s our captain and a key player, so I hope it’s not a big injury.” She hoped that Lee’s ankle was just a minor injury.
Will Jung-hoo be able to shake off this sudden injury and step up to the plate again? Kiwoom may have another sleepless night as they try to end their eight-game losing streak.