Professional baseball Kiwoom ace Ahn Woo-jin (24) undergoes surgery in the United States.
Kiwoom announced on the 20th, “Ahn Woo-jin will undergo elbow ligament joint surgery at the Kelan-Jove Clinic in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 21st (Korean time).”
The surgeon in charge of Ahn Woo-jin’s surgery is Dr. Neil Elatrace, a leading doctor in the American sports world. Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) also entrusted Dr. Elatrace with shoulder labrum surgery in 2015, elbow debridement surgery in 2016, and Tommy John surgery last year.
Ahn Woo-jin felt discomfort in his arm after the Incheon SSG game on the 31st of last month (5 hits, 1 run in 6 innings), so he underwent a detailed examination and was diagnosed with damaged elbow ligaments.메이저사이트
Ahn Woo-jin, who won the KBO Golden Glove in the pitcher category last year with 15 wins, 8 losses, 224 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.11, left an outstanding record of 9 wins, 7 losses, 164 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.39 this year.
Ahn Woo-jin plans to return to Kiwoom after completing military service during his rehabilitation period. This is because it takes about 12 to 18 months for a player who has undergone elbow ligament fusion surgery to return to the mound. Ahn Woo-jin will take some time to recover after undergoing surgery in the United States, and then return to Korea immediately to begin rehabilitation training.