Ahn Woo-jin (24, Kiwoom Heroes), who메이저사이트 suffered a ruptured elbow ligament, goes on the operating table in the United States.
The Kiwoom Heroes team announced on the 20th, “Ahn Woo-jin will undergo elbow ligament joint surgery (Tommy John surgery) at the Kelan-Jove Clinic in Los Angeles, USA on the 21st.”
The surgeon is Dr. Neil Elatrace, a leading doctor in the American sports world. He performed surgeries on pitchers representing the American Major League (MLB), such as Clayton Kershaw, Johnny Cueto, and Albert Pujols, as well as athletes in several sports.
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto), who had shoulder labrum surgery in 2015 and elbow necrotic tissue removal surgery in 2016, also entrusted his Tommy John surgery to Dr. Elatrace last year. Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), who also plays as a pitcher, also entrusted his right elbow ligament to Dr. Elatrace.
Ahn Woo-jin, who emerged as a leading pitcher in the KBO League last year by winning two awards and the Golden Glove (15 wins, 224 strikeouts) with an ERA (2.11) and 224 strikeouts, recorded 9 wins, 7 losses, and an average ERA of 2.39 in 24 games this season.
Ahn Woo-jin, who continued his top pitching this year after last year, felt discomfort in his arm after finishing the Incheon SSG Landers game on the 31st of last month (5 hits and 1 run in 6 innings) and underwent a detailed examination. He was diagnosed with damaged elbow ligaments and decided to undergo surgery. did.
It takes about a year and six months for a player who has undergone Tommy John surgery to return to the mound. Ahn Woo-jin, who has not completed his military service, is also likely to complete his military service through military service during his rehabilitation period.