KIA Tigers coach Kim Jong-guk expressed regret over the departure of main gun Na Seong-beom (34), but comforted the players.
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The day before, on the 20th, KIA faced major negative news. Main hitter Na Seong-beom is out for the season due to a hamstring injury.
Na Seong-beom was injured in the game against LG in Gwangju on the 19th. Na Seong-beom, who hit a timely hit with 2 RBIs in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was trailing 1-4 and got on base, advanced to second base with a wild pitch when Choi Hyeong-woo was at bat. The following situation was problematic. Choi Hyung-woo hit a big ball to right field, and it became a fly ball to right field. At this time, he tagged up Na Seong-beom and ran to third base. He succeeded in advancing to third base by sliding, but felt pain in his hamstring in the process. He was replaced immediately.
The next day, Na Seong-beom underwent examinations at two hospitals and was diagnosed with a hamstring injury. He was of the opinion that rehabilitation would take 10 to 12 weeks. The season is officially out.
This year has been a year in which Na Seong-beom suffered from injuries. Na Seong-beom, who was selected for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) national team before the season and returned to play, started the season late due to a calf muscle injury. He did not return until the end of June.
It was late, but I did my part. Before getting injured, he had a tremendous batting average of 0.365, 18 home runs, 57 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.098 in 58 games. This time he suffered a hamstring problem.
For KIA, which has to catch up with SSG in 5th place, it is a disaster. They are behind by one game and are on a six-game losing streak. The departure of a team’s key hitter is bound to have a negative impact on the team atmosphere.
Na Seong-beom was advised to rest for six weeks. Coach Kim Jong-guk said, “I told him to rehabilitate after 6 weeks, but Seongbeom is a player who will train mainly on the upper body even while resting due to his personality. He said that when a player with a lot of muscles slides, there are times when (muscles) receive strength. Training part. “The doctor said that this happens when a thick muscle hits the ground,” he said, looking back on the injury situation, saying, “I had no idea it would hurt this badly. It would have happened to me and everyone else.”
At the same time, coach Kim Jong-guk said, “It’s inevitable that he got injured. I just hope that the existing players do well. Just as Lee Woo-sung, Ko Jong-wook, and Lee Chang-jin filled the void when Seong-beom was absent, I believe that the three players will divide their roles and do well this time as well.” said.
In particular, coach Kim Jong-guk raised his voice in regulating the mood of the players. Coach Kim said, “I told the players to just take it easy. I told them not to worry about losing streak and to just do their best. They could have a winning streak or they could lose. I asked them to make them psychologically comfortable. If they try to win too much, they will become more rigid and lose control of their own play. “It doesn’t come out. I hope you make it easier,” he said in a message.