“I shouldn’t be sick…” Ryu Hyun-jin, in his splendid heyday, turned out to live in fear

Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto), who escaped from the death sentence of shoulder surgery, went through a warm-up in 2018 and achieved a record that will remain in the history of Korean and Asian baseball in 2019. He went 14-5 with a 2.32 earned run average in 29 games pitched 182⅔ innings.

He gave Jacob de Grom (then New York Mets) a video between the National League, but he confidently ranked second in the voting and wrote a myth. He also captured the National League earned run average title. Ryu Hyun-jin moved to Toronto with a 4-year, $80 million contract, and continued his splendid heyday by making a big success in 2020, ranking third in the American League Cy Young Award voting.

However, it was not widely known that Ryu Hyun-jin lived in fear every day during this heyday. As it turned out, I was not in 100% condition. It was due to elbow pain. Ryu Hyun-jin’s calm recollection is that he was fine on one day, but on the other hand, he was in so much pain that he couldn’t help but be conscious of it.먹튀검증

Regarding the background of elbow surgery, Ryu Hyun-jin confessed, “It wasn’t that the ligaments were cut all at once.” It is said that the pain was accumulating in his elbow from before. When asked when he had been in pain, Ryu Hyun-jin said, “It was always bad.

It was a performance situation, so I couldn’t get surgery or just stop right there because of elbow pain. Ryu Hyun-jin said, “Pain seemed to adapt to everything. In the case of other players, it almost cuts off at once. In my case, it was not like that, so I was able to endure it.” It made the pain chronic and only lasted for a few years. The surgery she underwent in June of last year was not unavoidable.

I was always trembling with anxiety. Ryu Hyun-jin said, “First of all, I had the thought, ‘I shouldn’t be sick today… I shouldn’t be sick on the day I throw.'” The day before his game, even after going to bed, he lived in self-hypnosis saying, ‘You shouldn’t be sick’. When others saw it, it was a splendid and not enviable day, but Ryu Hyun-jin lived in fear that his elbow ligament could be cut at any time.

He eventually had surgery in June of last year because he couldn’t hold on. Ryu Hyun-jin is now working hard on his rehabilitation, dreaming of the day when he will say goodbye to that fear. Ryu Hyun-jin smiled and said, “Now (ligaments) have become new.” Now, a veteran who has fewer days to play than days to play. He endures the tedious rehabilitation process with the expectation and hope that he will not have any more elbow problems, at least until he retires.

It’s a tough process, but think of both the past and the future. Ryu Hyun-jin said, “In the case of the shoulder, it seems that I suffered for about 1-2 years (after surgery). However, Tommy John is completely different from shoulder surgery. You have to believe in Tommy John.” She has also overcome a shoulder injury and she believes she can overcome this hurdle. And with a more lively body, he is waiting for the end of his career without regrets. Before going to bed, the day to get rid of the gloomy thought of “I shouldn’t be sick” is coming little by little.

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