‘KIA Extremely Bad News’ Choi Hyung-woo is out of the season due to a broken collarbone
Following Na Sung-bum, Choi Hyung-woo finished the season due to injury.
KIA Tigers said on the 25th that Choi Hyung-woo was diagnosed with a fracture of the left clavicle.
Choi Hyung-woo will undergo clavicle fixation at a club-designated hospital and will take a total of four months to rehabilitate.
Choi Hyung-woo played as the fourth designated hitter in a game against KT Wiz at KIA Champions Field in Gwangju on the 24th.
In the seventh inning, when KIA was dragged 1-0, Choi Hyung-woo hit a strong hit toward the second base. Second baseman Park Kyung-soo jumped, but he failed to catch the ball at once, and threw it to first base in a hurry and made an ambiguous throw.
First baseman Park Byung-ho collided with Choi Hyung-woo running to first base while catching the ball. Choi Hyung-woo collapsed on the ground and complained of pain in the collarbone. 스포츠중계
Immediately, an ambulance came in and Choi Hyung-woo was taken to the hospital.
Not long after Na Sung-bum was out for the season due to right hamstring injury on the 20th, Choi Hyung-woo left the team.
In 121 games this season, Choi Hyung-woo was active with 130 hits, 17 homers, 81 RBIs, 0.302 on-base percentage, 0.400 slugging percentage, 0.487 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) of 0.887. Even at the age of 39, he showed outstanding performance, ranking fourth in on-base percentage in the league, fourth in slugging percentage, and fifth in RBIs.
Meanwhile, KIA lost 3-2 to KT on the 25th, finishing sixth with 61 wins, 2 draws and 61 losses.