Lotte Giants coach Larry Sutton heard about the current situation of Ahn Kwon-soo, who is recovering from surgery, from reporters who are not related to the club ahead of the season 6 game against the Doosan Bears at Munsu Baseball Stadium in Ulsan on the 30th.온라인바카라
When one of the reporters said, “A video of Kwon-soo Ahn playing catch ball indoors has been posted on his SNS,” Sutton looked surprised. “I don’t know the exact details,” he laughed.
Then he said, “I think I should search Kwon-soo’s SNS and find a video,” he said.
Coach Sutton particularly missed outfielder Ahn Kwon-soo, who left due to injury when Lotte’s team performance was poor in June. He emphasized several times that Ahn Kwon-soo, who played a leading role in the attack with lead-offs, had a huge gap.
Ahn Kwon-soo showed his outstanding side with a batting average of 0.281, 2 homers, 16 RBIs and 10 steals in 39 games this year. He also upgraded Lotte’s power from air defense to the next level with stable outfield defense capabilities.
After the end of last season, Ahn Kwon-soo failed to renew his contract with Doosan due to military service issues. With a batting average of 0.297, 71 hits, and 20 RBIs in 76 games in the 2022 season, he was competitive enough in the first team stage, but according to the Military Service Act for Koreans in Japan, he could only play in Korea until 2023 if he did not go to the military.
Lotte, whose outfield depth was weak, reached out to Ahn Kwon-soo and it became a godsend. Ahn Kwon-soo raised the dug-out atmosphere with his fighting skills as well as his unique fighting spirit and witty actions.
However, injuries caught Ahn Kwon-soo and Lotte’s ankles. As Ahn Kwon-soo underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow on May 8, he will not be able to play on the ground until at least August. Lotte expects the rehabilitation period to be 3 months and expects Ahn Kwon-soo to return in September, but in the midst of the ranking battle, there is a bad condition to endure without Ahn Kwon-soo.
Fortunately, it is known that Ahn Kwon-soo is going through the rehabilitation process smoothly. He recently uploaded a short video of himself catching a ball lightly at an indoor training ground on his SNS story.
For Lotte, the key is to maintain the current ranking as much as possible until Ahn Kwon-soo returns. Recently, 2nd year Donghee Yoon and rookie Minseok Kim are making good performances, filling the void left by Kwonsu Ahn.
Director Sutton said, “I also had the same surgery as Ahn Kwon-soo during my active career. Doctors usually say that if you rehabilitate for 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, you will feel better.” “Depending on the case, 4 or 5 weeks of rehabilitation There were also players who returned after surgery. The key is how quickly the surgical site recovers. If Ahn Kwon-soo played catch ball indoors, it would probably be a rehabilitation process. I will check it out too.”