‘I just got a sense’… Choi Ji-man, ‘unlucky injury’ that he could not avoid this year

Choi Ji-man (32, Pittsburgh Pirates), who was looking for a sense of hitting after overcoming sluggishness at the beginning of the season, stopped due to an injury. He has been struggling with injuries for the past few years.

On the 20th (Korean time), the Pittsburgh club updated the degree of injury to its players and reported the news of Choi Ji-man’s left Achilles tendon injury.

Choi Ji-man had already suffered from an Achilles tendon sprain since the spring camp, but he only recently withdrew from the team after enduring the pain.

In the future, Choi Ji-man will wear walking boots to protect his ankle and devote himself to rehabilitation for about 8 weeks. She will resume her light activities later as her recovery progresses.

Choi Ji-man, who was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to Pittsburgh after last season, was suffering from extreme sluggishness with a batting average of 0.053 (1 hit in 19 at-bats) in the first 6 games this season.

Still, he was gradually improving his sense of hitting by hitting two home runs in the last three games, but a sudden injury put a brake on his upward trend.

Choi Ji-man, who was first promoted to the big leagues from the Los Angeles Angels in 2016, was recognized for his skills by hitting double-digit homers every year except for 2020 for five seasons from 2018 to last year. 메이저사이트

However, in the process, he was also plagued by injured demons.

In July 2019, while at Tampa Bay, he injured his left ankle, and in September 2020, he injured his left hamstring during base play.

In 2021, he even underwent surgery for a right knee injury prior to the exhibition game, and was later placed on the injured list (IL) three times, including a series of groin and hamstring injuries.

And at the end of April of last year, he injured his right elbow and ran with pain throughout the season, and after the season, he underwent bone fragment removal surgery. As a result, he was unable to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

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