KIA manager Kim Jong-kook reported Park Chan-ho’s injury ahead of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League home game against the Lotte Giants at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 13th.
Park Chan-ho entered the batter’s box in the fifth inning of the Daegu Samsung match on the 12th. After hitting a grounder to shortstop, he sprinted to first base and slid headfirst. In the process, something went wrong with my finger. Park finished the game by replacing pinch hitter Lee Chang-jin in the seventh inning.
As a result of a thorough examination on the 13th, the fourth finger ligament in the left hand was diagnosed. There was also a view that treatment was needed for about three weeks.
Director Kim Jong-kook said, “(Park) Chan-ho is not enough to undergo surgery, so he can pay for the loan or the major expenses.” I don’t think there’s an agent like Chan-ho either, so I’m afraid of the entry. However, he said, “It will be difficult to start for the time being.” Coach Kim said, “You have to check your fingers through treatment and rest. “The training part will manage it,” he said. “We are planning to do Fungo or running together.” He explained, “We will proceed step by step slowly when the blow is possible.”
Park was having a career-high season this year. He played in all 115 games played by KIA. He batted .302 (125 hits in 414 at-bats) with three home runs, 48 RBIs, 64 runs and 29 steals. In defense, he was also in charge of 962⅓ innings (13 mistakes) as a shortstop. He also played three innings (one mistake) as a second baseman.안전놀이터
This is why the head coach’s regret is bound to grow. Head coach Kim said, “I told him not to slide headfirst at first base,” adding, “There is a video reading, so it can be accurately determined without sliding.” You can slide in a hurry or without knowing it, but there are so many cases of serious injuries. “In the Major League, head first sliding is taboo at first base,” he said.
Instead of Park Chan-ho, Kim Do-young will take the leadoff responsibility. Kim Do-young is batting .302 (68 hits in 225 at-bats) with five home runs and 34 RBIs in the season. In the last 10 games, he had a good batting average of 0.317 (13 hits in 41 at-bats).
Coach Kim said, “We just have to do it as it is now. Regardless of the batting order at bat, I hope you only pay attention to the fight with the pitcher and getting on base, he said. “It has improved a lot in terms of mentality.” He said, “I’m still doing well enough.”