What a resilience. After breaking his nose, Lee Ho-yeon (28-KT) returned to the first team 17 days later and was named to the starting lineup.바카라사이트

KT Wiz added infielder Lee Ho-yeon to the first team roster and cleared pitcher Uhm Sang-baek for the seventh game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League against the KIA Tigers at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on Monday.

Lee suffered the injury on March 21 against the Suwon Lotte. Entering the game with a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning and facing Lotte starter Na Kyun-ahn, Lee was struck in the face by a foul ball he hit and went down. In a fortunate twist of fate, the one-bounced ball flew into his face, but he complained of excruciating pain. Lee managed to pick himself up and finished his at-bat with a fly ball to right field before being replaced by Park Kyung-soo in the top of the sixth inning.

A hospital examination revealed a broken nose. At the time, manager Lee Kang-chul said, “I suspected a fracture because my vision was blurred after I was injured and continued to play, but eventually it cracked. I avoided surgery, but I need to check it for about a week.” “It’s unfortunate. I was a right-handed batting resource in the infield, so I used it well, but I got hurt. After resting at home for about three days, Lee joined the Iksan Futures camp and resumed training. He recovered quickly, picked up his pace with the help of coach Lee Sung-yeol in the rehabilitation camp, and went 3-for-3 against KIA in the Futures League on Aug. 8. After being called up to the first team, Lee traveled to Suwon by car after the night game on the 8th to be added to the roster. Lee will start at second base in the sixth spot against KIA.

Lee came to KT in May via a trade for Shim Jae-min and quickly turned into a bat. After struggling to adjust to his new home with a 1-for-7 record in 10 games in May, Lee turned into a completely different player in June. He batted 3-for-5 with four RBIs and six runs scored in June, including a game-winning hit on the 16th and his first four hits of the season on the 18th, to lead KT’s rebound.

“My face hurt so much that I went to the hospital just in case, but it turned out that I had a broken bone. I played one inning at the time, but the lower part of my eye hurt so much that I went to the hospital,” Lee said. “I was upset that I was doing well and then got hurt. The manager at the time told me to rest and come back. I wanted to come back as soon as possible, so I rested at home for about three days and then joined the Futures squad,” he recalled three weeks ago.Although he is still not fully fit, Lee’s strong determination led to a quick return to the first team. “Even when I was resting, I was thinking about baseball and doing image training,” Lee said. “The injury was not obvious from the beginning. But I still have a gap around my nose. It’s a little painful. But when I moved it, it was fine. I wanted to play baseball as soon as possible.”

Lee Ho-yeon was hit by a ball in the face. He said, “I was a little scared at first. It was my first time getting hit in baseball. But if I get hit again, I can have surgery,” he said, adding, “There is no trauma. If I was worried about that, I wouldn’t play baseball. If I get hurt, it’s my luck. It’s up to the heavens,” he said of his recovery.

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