The return of Ham Duk-ju has been delayed

The return of LG Twins bullpen pitcher Ham Duk-ju has been delayed. It was initially expected by the end of June, but due to his slow recovery, it is expected to be delayed until the end of August.

Manager Yoon Kyung-yup mentioned Ham Deok-ju’s latest status while talking about the bullpen at Jamsil Stadium on the 26th.

“I was thinking of returning in June, but the surgery site is still not completely attached. I checked it with an MRI, and there is still a little bit left,” he said, adding, ‘I had surgery to return quickly, but it’s no different than rehabilitation (without surgery).’

Ham is now focusing on his recovery. “I’m looking at August. I have to rehab, I have to throw, I have to ITP, I have to play rehab games, 토토사이트 and I think it will be around the end of August. If it’s still not there at the end of June, it will be delayed again,” he said.

Ham Duk-ju underwent elbow surgery in mid-January.

“Due to a microfracture of the olecranon bone in his left elbow, Ham Duk-ju underwent a left medial column pin fixation surgery,” LG said. “The rehabilitation period is expected to last about six months, and he is expected to return in June or July.”

“I was debating between surgery and rehabilitation, but I decided to have surgery to avoid a recurrence.

Ham Duk-ju, who joined Doosan in the fifth round of the 2013 draft, was traded to LG ahead of the 2021 season. At the time, LG sent infielder Yang Seok-hwan and pitcher Nam Ho to Doosan in a two-for-two trade that brought back Ham Deok-ju and Chae Ji-seon (now renamed Chae Won-hoo in NC).

Injury issues plagued him in 2021 and 2022. In 2021, he was sidelined in early May with a bone chip injury in his elbow. After four months of rehabilitation, he returned in September, but re-injured his elbow again at the end of the season. 사설 토토사이트 She finished the year with a 4.29 ERA in 16 games with one win, two losses, and one save, and underwent season-ending surgery to remove bone chips from her elbow.

In 2022,

He was sent down to the second team in early May and was preparing to be a starter when the injury set him back. He pitched 13 games through May, going winless with a 2.13 ERA, and didn’t return to the first team until the end of the season.

Last year, he was healthy from the start of the season. In 57 appearances (55⅔ innings), he went 4-0 with four wins, four saves, 16 holds, and a 1.62 ERA.

He was sidelined in late August with elbow fatigue. He rehabbed through the end of the regular season and returned in time for the Korean Series in November. He pitched four games (3⅓ innings) in the Korean Series, going 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA to help LG win its first championship in 29 years.

He became a free agent after last season and signed a four-year contract with LG for a total of 3.8 billion won ($600 million down, $1.4 billion in salary, and $1.8 billion in incentives). 안전놀이터 Ham actually pitched in the Korean Series with a microfracture in his elbow and pitched through the injury. The club was aware of this and agreed to a contract with nearly half of the options in the free agency negotiations.

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