4th elbow surgery, Hanwha bullpen regular suddenly disappeared one day “I’ll be back before I forget”

Right-handed pitcher Kim Jong-soo (29), who was like the salt of Hanwha’s bullpen, disappeared this season. On March 14th, the exhibition match against KIA in Daejeon was the last appearance, and there are no records in the 1st or 2nd group since the last appearance. The pitcher, who played 190 games in the first group for four years from 2019 to 2022 and was second in the pitch in the Hanwha team, disappeared without rumor.온라인바카라

It was because of an elbow injury. Last year, the condition of the elbow was not good, so I ended the season a little early with the match against KT in Suwon on September 7, but the pain recurred during the demonstration game. He tried to hold out with rehabilitation, but eventually underwent surgery in early May to remove a bone fragment in his elbow that was causing the pain. After recovering, he has now entered the technical training phase.

Kim Jong-soo, who is building his body in the Seosan Rehabilitation Group, laughed and said, “I didn’t know the news, so some people thought I had an accident.” He underwent surgery in early May and is now in the ball-throwing phase.”

This is the 4th elbow surgery for Kim Jong-soo. Kim Jong-soo, who underwent his first elbow ligament joint surgery in 2014, the second year of his joining the club, underwent two elbow surgeries only in the summer of 2017 after returning from military service. Following the ligament joint surgery, he underwent surgery to remove bone fragments. He went through 3 surgeries and 2 lengthy rehabilitations at a young age in his early and mid-20s, but he was not frustrated.

Kim Jong-soo, who made his first appearance in the first team in the second half of 2018 after recovering from a serious injury and completed rehabilitation, pitched in 190 games for four years from 2019 to last year. Ranked 2nd on the team behind Kim Bum-soo (203 games). In particular, since 2020, it has been established as the main bullpen, and has consistently digested 49 games and 45 innings or more for 3 consecutive years. It played a role like salt in the Hanwha bullpen with a fastball in the mid-140km range with good rotation. Last year, he had a career high season with 3 wins, 4 losses, 1 save, 6 holds, an average ERA of 4.40 and 45 strikeouts in 52 games (45 innings). He had 3 wins, 6 holds, and an ERA of 3.34 in the first half alone.

Kim Jong-soo said, “I threw 50 games for three consecutive years, but I don’t think I played that many as a reliever pitcher. The injury is my lack of management, and it is also due to lack of luck.” Seeing this pain again makes me think that it was something I was really thankful for.”

Only elbow ligament splice and bone fragment surgery twice each, a total of four times. Although he has a lot of rehabilitation experience, this process is not easy. Kim Jong-soo, who went back to rehabilitation after six years, said, “At first, I started with enthusiasm with the thought, ‘I threw it without getting sick for three years, so I just need to make it so I can run again for a few more years.’ However, during the rehabilitation process, he got sick again and rested, so it was difficult. It is still not easy because I know all too well how tedious and difficult the rehabilitation process is.”

Still, it’s fortunate that it’s not a ligament surgery that takes at least a year to rehabilitate. Kim Jong-soo said, “Surgery to remove bone fragments is a three-month rehabilitation at the shortest. It’s not a big surgery, so I’m holding my heart. It is thanks to the training coaches who helped me a lot. If things go according to plan, I think he might be able to pitch in a real game around mid- to late-August. I want to come back quickly before being forgotten by the fans,” he said. “Now our bullpens are doing very well. I played as a first-team regular for three years and gave up my seat, so I will prepare hard so that I can take that place again.”

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