It is very difficult to see the ‘complete’ Samsung. As the injured returned, other injuries occurred. Samsung suffered another power leak as star outfielder Koo Ja-wook (30) and infielder Kim Dong-jin (26) left side by side due to hamstring injuries. 안전놀이터
Samsung secured the winning series by winning 7-2 against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 3rd. In the 7th inning, Yoon Jeong-bin, who came out as a pinch hitter, tied his first home run with a solo shot. In the 8th inning, Koo Ja-wook’s final hit, followed by pinch hitter Kim Tae-gun’s 2 RBIs, made a big inning with 4 runs.
Samsung coach Park Jin-man, who brought victory with two pinch hitters, was not happy. Ja-wook Koo and Dong-jin Kim were replaced due to hamstring injuries during the game, and on the 4th, it was decided to exclude the first-team entry.
In the beginning of the 8th inning, with the score tied 2-2, Koo Ja-wook, who became the main character of the final stroke by hitting the Hanhwa finisher Park Sang-won with a chance for 1st and 1st base, suffered a right hamstring injury while defending at the end of the 8th inning. He collapsed while sprinting on a fly ball hit by Moon Hyun-bin’s right-hand foul area. Ja-wook Koo, who complained of pain while holding on to the back of his right thigh, was carried out of the stadium on a stretcher.
A Samsung official said, “We suspect micro damage to the right hamstring. He will undergo a detailed examination in Daegu on the 5th,” he said. Ja-wook Koo missed 5 weeks from June 15th to July 21st last year due to a left hamstring injury.
Ja-wook Koo played in all 49 games of the team this year and is active with a batting average of .295 (54 hits in 183 bats), 3 homers, 27 RBIs, 26 walks, and an OPS of .834. It is more regrettable because the injury came while he was in the midst of improving his hitting feeling by posting 3 RBIs with 4 hits in 8 at-bats and 3 doubles in the match against Hanwha on the 2nd and 3rd.
Prior to Koo Ja-wook, infielder Kim Dong-jin was also replaced due to the same right hamstring injury. After hitting a ground ball on third base in the second inning, the pain came up while running to third base. Prior to the defense in the 3rd inning, he was replaced by Joo-hyeong An, a major defense, and it was decided to cancel the 1st team entry along with Ja-wook Koo on the 4th.
After being called up to the 1st team on the 25th of last month, Kim Dong-jin boasted outstanding contact skills with a batting average of 3.55 li (11 hits in 31 at-bats) in 9 games. Second baseman Kim Ji-chan was also named in the starting lineup as a third baseman against Hanwha on the 3rd, when he returned from a hamstring injury. Manager Park Jin-man said, “He is making mistakes one by one in defense, but he is a talented player in hitting. Since our batting line is stagnant, I use Kim Dong-jin as the starter to be aggressive.”
Samsung has been constantly experiencing large and small injuries on the field side this season. Even after the start of the season, catcher Kim Jae-seong (side), outfielders Kim Hyeon-joon (Yugugool) and Kim Tae-hoon (ankle) were out due to injuries. From the middle of last month, Kim Hyeon-jun, Kim Dong-yeop, and Kim Ji-chan and Kim Jae-seong returned to the first team against Hanwha on the 3rd, and the batting line seemed to be fully equipped, but Koo Ja-wook and Kim Dong-jin left, another emergency took place.
Coach Park Jin-man conveyed his impressions after the game on the 3rd and said, “As the season goes on, injured players return, and new injured players occur. Injuries can have a devastating effect not only on the player himself but also on the team. He also sent a message of request to the players, saying, “I hope that he will do his best to manage his condition with a sense of responsibility as a professional player.”