KIA Tigers’ key hitters Na Seong-beom (34) and Kim Do-yeong (20), who had been sidelined by injuries, started a full-fledged start to return after intensive treatment in Japan.
At the beginning of the season, Na Seong-beom received 8 weeks of rehabilitation due to microscopic damage to his left calf muscle, and Kim Do-young received up to 16 weeks of rehabilitation due to a left metatarsal fracture. He left for Japan on the 16th and returned home on the 23rd after receiving intensive treatment twice a day at Ijima Rehabilitation Center in Yokohama.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk revealed the current status of Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young and future rehabilitation plans ahead of the KBO League home game against the NC Dinos at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju on the 25th.
Director Kim Jong-guk said, “Now, they say that it has improved between 70% and 80%. He is scheduled to undergo a reexamination 메이저놀이터in two weeks, but after seeing this, I think a definite schedule will come out,” he said.
Regarding Kim Do-young, he said, “I think I will need a little more time because of a serious injury. Once the examination results are clear, we will adjust the return schedule or training plan.”
Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young plan to improve their condition with light weight training focused on the upper body until they are re-examined. Since Kim Do-young’s injured part is his ankle, he also trains in water aqua at the same time.
In addition to Na Seong-beom and Kim Do-young, KIA suffered from many injured players at the beginning of the season. However, after last season, Jang Hyun-sik, who underwent surgery to remove a bone fragment in his right elbow, returned from the match against Samsung on the 23rd, and the bullpen was able to breathe.
KIA, who regained confidence by sweeping three consecutive matches with Samsung last weekend, recovered the season record to 8-10 with a win rate of 50% and ‘-2’. Depending on the results of the 3 consecutive home matches against NC this time, you can aim to return to the 50% win rate.
Manager Kim Jong-guk said, “I try to hit a win rate of 50% at least on a weekly basis until the injured players return.”