Even if they all return, it is not enough, but key players continue to fall out. After spending a nightmare April with 9 consecutive losses, kt Wiz faced another crisis.
On the 6th, kt reported the injury of infielder Hwang Jae-gyun (36). Hwang Jae-gyun felt pain in his left foot during training on the 5th, and as a result of a close examination, he was diagnosed with a microfracture of his left index finger. He needs about 4 weeks of treatment and he was excluded from the first team entry. Infielder Ryu Hyeon-in (23) came up as a replacement.
Hwang Jae-gyun is the ‘iron man’ representing the KBO League. After making his debut on the first team stage in 2007, he has played more than 100 games every year except for the 2007 season (63 games) and 2010 season (94 games). He played virtually full-time last year as well, appearing in 141 games.
Hwang Jae-gyun kept the kt hot corner for a long time. After joining the wizard corps as a free agent (FA) in 2018, he played 671 games in 6 seasons at kt and played an active part as an iron man. But this year, things will be different. On the 15th of last month, he was hit in the left foot by his foul ball and left for about two weeks, then left again due to injury. During his recovery period, a red light came on even when he played more than 100 games in 12 consecutive seasons (excluding when he went overseas).
It is fatal for both the individual player and the team. Currently, kt does not have an agent to replace Hwang Jae-gyun. The team has backup agents Lee Sang-ho (34), Shin Bong-ki (34), and Oh Yoon-seok (31), but they failed to show impressive performances.먹튀검증
Rookies Hyun-in Ryu and Min-seok Son (19), and Min-seong Kang (24) and Sang-jun Moon (22), who have recently joined the first team, need time to adapt to the first team. At least, Jang Jun-won (28), who was recruited through a trade last year, is preparing to return to the first team after brushing off a ruptured anterior and posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, but it seems that he still needs more time.
Since the beginning of this season, kt has had many injuries to key players. Key members of the bullpen, Kim Min-soo (31) and Joo-kwon (28), were out due to injuries, and starting pitchers Eom Sang-baek (27) and So-jun So (22) were also absent due to injuries. Not only on the mound, but also on the other lines, 4th hitter Park Byeong-ho (37), foreign hitter Anthony Alford (29), and main pitcher Kang Baek-ho (24) are suffering from big and small injuries and are struggling to pack 100% of their power.
As of the 6th, kt is in 9th place in the league with 8 wins, 2 draws and 16 losses. For the rebound, it is not enough for all the injured to return, but on the contrary, the crisis is continuing with the injured one after another.