The situation of the first starter has been going on for more than two weeks.
Birch Smith (33), a foreign pitcher for the Hanwha Eagles, underwent a re-examination at an orthopedic clinic in Seoul on the 17th. The MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan showed good results. He says that the injured area has improved since the last checkup.
Smith, who started the opening game against Kiwoom Heroes on the 1st, suddenly voluntarily broke after 2 deaths in the 3rd inning. An unprecedented situation occurred in 안전놀이터 which the first starting pitcher started in the opening game, but was not able to complete the third inning and was grounded. It was an unexpected situation that no one expected.
I had pain in my right side, and as a result of devil checks at two hospitals on the 3rd, I was diagnosed with micro damage to my right shoulder muscle. It was an area he had never had a problem with before. He said it was an area that had no direct effect on pitching.
After that, I took a break and checked the injured area. While accompanying the first team, I played light catch before the KIA Tigers game in Gwangju on the 12th. He was checking the level of touching the ball rather than throwing it.
Regardless of the speed of recovery from injury, the key is how quickly you can come back. Also, we need to see if he can shake off the burden after experiencing several injuries. Even though there is nothing wrong with the physical condition, it may shrink due to injury or trauma.