Another bad news broke out at KIA, which was stranded due to the unexpected deterioration of the airport weather. Shortstop Park Chan-ho and outfielder Lee Chang-jin will not be able to start the second camp in Okinawa due to injuries. It’s not a big injury, but there are concerns that there will be a setback in preparation for the season.
KIA officially announced on the 26th that Park Chan-ho and Lee Chang-jin were excluded from the Okinawa camp. Both players have bad right wrists. He will return to Korea and receive a checkup on the 27th. It is expected that the schedule will be decided after receiving the examination.
KIA said, “Lee Chang-jin suffered an injury to his right wrist while doing a diving catch during a practice match with the WBC team on the 19th. During the camp, Park Chan-ho felt discomfort in his right wrist and was excluded from the examination,” he explained. “Both players are scheduled for examination on the 27th.”
Meanwhile, KIA explained, “Ko Jong-wook, Lee Woo-seong, Choi Jeong-yong, and Jang Hyun-sik will newly join the Okinawa camp.” The four players did not participate in the first Arizona camp, and have been building their bodies in the Hampyeong 2nd Army. Jang Hyeon-sik, who devoted himself to rehabilitation after surgery to remove bone fragments from his elbow, joins the Okinawa camp and undergoes a checkup in front of the first-team coaching staff. 슬롯사이트
Meanwhile, KIA was originally scheduled to take a return flight on the 24th local time, but could not land due to bad weather in LA, the stopover. The plane on which the KIA players boarded returned to the reserve airport, and eventually the return home was delayed because they could not board the plane departing from LA.
The KIA said, “The team that could not board the scheduled flight due to bad weather in LA departed for Incheon International Airport via flight OZ201 at 14:00 on the 25th local time, and is scheduled to arrive at 19:30 Korean time on the 26th.” is held over two days on the 27th and 28th. On the 27th, the coaching staff and pitching team (including some fielders) will be moved, and the rest of the players will be moved on the morning of the 28th.”
Originally, after arriving in Incheon, all the athletes were scheduled to board the same plane and go to Okinawa, but the return home was delayed by a day and the athletes had to move separately, which caused a considerable blow to the schedule. As the arrival in Okinawa was delayed, the possibility of change in the practice game with Hanhwa, which was scheduled for the 28th, increased.