The Korean national baseball team, which is aiming to win the Asian Games for the third time in a row, is suffering from injury problems. With last season’s KBO League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom) ending the season, the participation of Koo Chang-mo (26, NC), who should play the role of left-handed ace, is also uncertain. In addition, there are doubts about the health of Kang Baek-ho (24, KT) and Jang Hyun-seok (19, Yongmago), so coach Ryu Joong-il, who will lead the Korean baseball team at the Hangzhou Asian Games, is considering selecting replacement players. However, since the Asian Games gold medal comes with a major benefit of exemption from military service, the will of athletes who have not been able to resolve military issues is strong.카지노사이트

Kang Baek-ho, who was expected to be placed in the national team’s main batting lineup, is performing poorly despite no physical injuries being found. Kang Baek-ho returned in a month with a noticeable weight loss after going down to the second group in early June. The club explained that he lost weight as a result of his dedication to training, but Kang Baek-ho was disappointing with a batting average of 0.136 in July, and while he only allowed 3 hits, he struck out 9 times. Kang Baek-ho, who took a break after that, returned to the Futures League on the 1st and is recording a batting average of 0.250 (2 hits in 8 at-bats) in three games.

The dominant view is that the cause of his sluggishness is due to ‘mental injury’ rather than ‘physical problems’. As it is known that Kang Baek-ho has not yet visited the hospital, an accurate diagnosis has not been made. However, some are speculating that Kang Baek-ho may be suffering from a problem similar to the panic disorder experienced by Park Ji-soo (25, KB), a top women’s professional basketball player. Because of this, Park Ji-soo was withdrawn from the national team, and returned after five months of rehabilitation without being able to play in her team’s games.

On the other hand, Kang Baek-ho has not yet been diagnosed, so it is difficult to conclude. Still, it is still unknown whether Kang Baek-ho will join the baseball team with normal skills. In addition, there is a possibility that Kang Baek-ho’s condition, who has been at the center of controversy in every international competition, will worsen if he goes to the national team with an incomplete body. At the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon, it was belatedly revealed that Na Ji-wan (retired) had concealed an injury when he competed, and as he was criticized by public opinion, he must be cautious.

Coach Ryu is also concerned about this, but the team is in a position that it is not a serious situation. A KT official said, “I didn’t go to the hospital, but I got enough rest,” and “I maintained my body by training regularly, and I judged that it was possible to return even in the rehabilitation group.” Kang Baek-ho was registered as a first-team entry in line with the LG match held at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on the 5th. Kang Baek-ho, who came out as a pinch hitter that day, stood at bat in the bottom of the 3rd inning with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd base chances, but withdrew with a strikeout.

Jang Hyeon-seok, the only high school student selected for the national team, also has a question mark on his physical condition. Jang Hyun-seok did not appear in the phoenix stage, which was said to be the ‘last stage’. After examining Jang Hyun-seok through this tournament, director Ryu’s plan to think about how to utilize him also suffered a setback. As Jang Hyeon-seok did not throw the ball for a long time, his sense of practice was dulled. Jang Hyun-seok, who signed with the Los Angeles (LA) Dodgers of the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB), must receive military service benefits at the Asian Games to be able to participate in U.S. activities without restrictions. Agent Jang Hyun-seok’s position is that ‘there is nothing wrong with his health, it’s just that he did not stand on the mound according to the director’s judgment’.

A KBO official said, “(Jang Hyun-seok) will undergo a medical check to see if there are any problems in participating in the tournament normally,” and added, “The final decision will be made before the 22nd when the national team is convened.”