“Koo Chang-mo is scheduled to undergo a re-checkup in mid-August.”
There are signs that the injury of ‘National Team left-hander’ Koo Chang-mo (NC) will be prolonged. He is scheduled to undergo a second medical examination, but has yet to schedule technical training.
NC Dinos manager Kang Myung-hyun was asked by reporters about the recovery of homegrown ace Koo Chang-mo and revealed his comeback plans before the 2023 KBO regular season game against the Lotte Giants at Sajik Stadium in Busan on February 2.토토사이트
“I think you all know that he hasn’t been able to take part in technical training right now,” said NC manager Kang Myung-hwa, adding that he is still in the rehabilitation stage. “(Koo) had a checkup on the 21st of last month and decided to have another checkup in three to four weeks. We don’t know exactly when that will be yet, but I think it will be around mid-August.” He also shared his plans for his next checkup.
Since being drafted by NC in the second round (3rd overall) in 2015, Koo has established himself as the next great national left-hander, going 46-34 with a 3.74 ERA in 163 games (628.2 innings) until last year. Even last season, when he returned from a major injury, he went 11-5 with a 2.10 ERA in 19 games, making him not only NC’s homegrown ace but one of the best lefties in the league.
Koo has been just as good this season, going 1-3 with a 3.26 ERA, but was removed from the first-team roster on June 3 due to a left pronator flexor injury. He rehabbed in Japan and returned home on June 23, but there is still no timetable for his return.
First, he needs to complete his rehabilitation medically. “I think he’ll probably have another checkup in three weeks, and then another one in a week, and then another one in about four weeks, but I don’t know, but we’ll have to see how he’s doing and how he’s doing to set the next schedule,” Kang said.
In other words, after the July 21 examination and the mid-August recheck, and possibly one more recheck that could be skipped, Gu will be able to consider his technical training schedule. As a result, the earliest he could return to the field would be September or later. Even that is still up in the air.