Choi Ji-hoon, who was canceled from the entry due to a sudden ankle injury, started exercising again. It is not expected that it will be long before he returns.
SSG Landers outfielder Choi Ji-hoon suffered an ankle injury after colliding with catcher Jang Seung-hyeon during a home run against Incheon Doosan Bears on April 28. He was substituted straight away, but at the time the injury didn’t seem serious. However, as a result of a hospital examination the next day, it was confirmed that he had a sprained ligament in his left ankle. In the end, Choi Ji-hoon was removed from the first team entry on April 29th.
At the time, SSG coach Kim Won-hyung explained, “Unfortunately, there is some ligament damage in the left ankle. The hospital told me to rest for about 10 days. It’s not a big injury, but I had some damage, so I had to rest first, so I was excluded from the entry.” ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Since then, it has been recovering smoothly. For the past 3 days, Choi Ji-hoon has been receiving treatment for an ankle sprain to control the inflammation. Fortunately, my ankle condition has improved a lot. Choi Ji-hoon started weight training again on the 2nd, and started checking his senses while doing light tea batting indoors. Since he was not seriously injured in the first place, he is expected to be able to return to the first team after recovering for about 10 days. Director Kim Won-hyung will decide the final call-up time after receiving a report on Choi Ji-hoon’s physical condition and recovery.
SSG had concerns about karate as veteran Kim Kang-min suffered back pain and even Choi Ji-hoon missed due to an ankle injury the day after. Choi Sang-min fills Choi Ji-hoon’s vacant position well, but there is still a bit of regret because Choi Ji-hoon has played the role of opening the way to attack in the top batting order. Choi Ji-hoon had a batting average of 3.52 for the season before the injury was cleared, and a batting average of .421 for the last 10 games.