“Not good at all. It’s too bad.” Commander’s Worry—Kim Hye-sung Injury Substitution
“It’s not okay at all.”
This is what Kiwoom Heroes head coach Hong Won-ki said before the game when asked about Kim Hye-sung’s physical condition.
Soon after, Kim was subbed out of the game due to an injury.
He started as the No. 2 hitter and second baseman against the Lotte Giants at the Gocheok Scream Dome on Aug. 8, but was replaced by Kim Tae-jin on defense in the top of the fifth inning.
A club official explained the reason for the substitution, saying, “He was hit in the right knee by a foul ball he hit in the bottom of the third inning.” Kim will be taken to Guro Sacred Heart Hospital for a CT scan.
Kim Hye-sung has been one of the league’s most dominant players this season. She has played in a league-high 101 games this season and has logged 848 and one-third innings of defense. She starts at second base and also plays shortstop. With Kiwoom calling the Gochuk-dome home, which is not affected by rain, Kim has been on a roll with little to no rest in between, unlike the rest of the team.
Moreover, when Lee Jung-hoo was sidelined with an injury, the pressure on Kim Hye-sung was even greater.토토사이트
“I know that Kim Hye-sung is the number one in the league in both at-bats and defensive innings,” said Hong Won-ki, “but due to the team’s situation, she continues to play full-time. It’s unfortunate.”
Kiwoom will have to keep a close eye on Kim Hye-sung, who has been playing without any major injuries. In the top of the seventh inning, she was examined while fielding, and thankfully, it was a simple bruise.