KT right-hander Kim Min-soo (31), who was concentrating on rehabilitation after a shoulder injury, was effectively out for the season.
On the 10th, Kim Min-soo suffered a fracture in his left ankle (outer peach bone) during training at KT Futures (2nd Division) Stadium in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do. The kt team announced on the 16th, “Kim Min-su successfully completed surgery at an orthopedic clinic in Seoul on the 14th, and it will take more than 3 months to return.”
Kim Min-su, a graduate of Sungkyunkwan University, joined kt as the 11th pick in the 2nd round of the 2015 rookie draft. He started as a relief pitcher, but turned to a starting pitcher during the 2019 season.
The following year, he went 3-8 with a 6.10 earned run average in 33 games and returned to the bullpen. And in the 2020 season, he recorded an average ERA of 2.95 with 4 wins, 2 losses and 11 holds in 56 games, raising double-digit holds and establishing himself as an axis of the bullpen.
Kim Min-su recorded 30 holds last year and emerged as the ace of Pil Seung-jo. He played in 76 games (80⅔ innings) and went 5-4 with 30 holds and 3 saves with an earned run average of 1.90. He, along with Park Young-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon, firmly guarded the back door, putting the team in 4th place in the regular league.토토사이트
However, his performance this season was somewhat disappointing. He is sluggish with a 6.92 earned run average with 1 loss and 3 holds after 14 games without wins and saves. On the 23rd of last month, after a relief appearance against Samsung, he injured his shoulder and was removed from the first team.
However, this time, it was difficult to return to the first team due to an injury to a part other than the shoulder. In an interview before the away game with Doosan in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 16th, kt coach Lee Kang-cheol said, “Kim Min-soo suffered an ankle injury while running.”
Kim Min-soo’s injury is expected to be a big blow to kt mound. The shoulders of Park Young-hyun, who is active as the No. 1 hold (23), have become heavy. Here, Park Young-hyun will participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held next month, and it remains to be seen who will guard the back door of kt during this period.