“Ligaments are in bad shape, bones to be re-examined”… Bae Ji-Hwan’s ‘ankle injury’ more serious than expected
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan’s injury appears to be more serious than first thought, but he will undergo a CT scan on the 4th to get a better look.
On the 3rd, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed Bae on the 10-day disabled list (IL) and recalled Brian Reynolds, who had recently been out of the line-up.
Bae suffered the injury on 2 February, when he started at second base and batted eighth against the Milwaukee Brewers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Here’s what happened. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Bae batted third and hit a ball towards second base. At the same time, he felt something wrong with his ankle and was unable to run to first base.
This is not the first time that Bae has felt pain in his ankle, which is a common problem for him. In his fourth at-bat of the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on 7 May, Bae suddenly started to wobble and limp as he tried to run to first base after hitting a grounder to the second baseman, and was forced to leave the game. Luckily, it didn’t lead to any serious injury.메이저놀이터
The game on the 2nd appeared to be a similar situation to the one in May. In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Pittsburgh batting order came together and Bae had another chance, but he wasn’t the one at the plate. The Pirates brought in Rodolfo Castro to pinch-hit, and Bae ended up leaving the game with an injury. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list three days later, with one outlet reporting that he had “cracked bones and suspected broken bones,” raising the possibility of a long-term absence. However, this was not the case. Bae went straight to the hospital after the game on the 2nd and underwent an MRI scan, which initially showed that his ankle ligaments were not good. An X-ray revealed no problems with the bone.
Bae’s Korean agent, who contacted ‘My Daily,’ said, “When I spoke to Bae at 9 a.m. the day before (2 February), he said that he only had an MRI and X-ray examination. The results of the MRI showed that his ligaments are not in a very good condition. The X-ray showed that there was no problem with the bone, but the MRI showed that there might be a problem with the bone.”
Bae’s agent added, “At this point, we’re not sure if there’s a crack or a bone fragment. We will check the specific condition through a CT scan. The CT scan is scheduled to take place on the 4th of this month.”
Bae is scheduled to visit the hospital again on the 4th for a CT scan to confirm the exact diagnosis, but for now, it is unlikely that he will be able to return for the first half of the season.
Meanwhile, Bae, who was called up to the big leagues at the end of the regular season last year, has been playing full-time this season and is batting .238 with a .609 OPS in 76 games with 51 hits, two home runs, 19 RBIs, 37 runs scored and 20 stolen bases.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Bae Ji-hwan’s injury appears to be more serious than first thought, but he will undergo a CT scan on the 4th to get a better look. On the 3rd, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed Bae on the 10-day disabled list (IL) and recalled Brian Reynolds, who had recently been out of the line-up.…