The match between the 2021 KBO professional baseball Doosan Bears and the LG Twins held at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul on the 16th. In the beginning of the 8th inning, Doosan Park Se-hyuk is in pain after being hit by the pitching of LG Kim Dae-yu. Jamsil = Yonhap News
Doosan has an emergency. Main catcher Park Se-hyuk (31) is expected to miss a long term due to an injury with a broken bone.
Doosan said on the 17th that “Park Se-hyuk was diagnosed with an orbital fracture as a result of X-ray and CT (Computed Tomography) examination at Severance Hospital in Gangnam.” He added, “Park Se-hyuk is going to undergo surgery, so the rehabilitation period can only be determined by watching the situation.”
Park Se-hyuk was injured the previous day on an expedition to Jamsil with LG. Park Se-hyuk, who entered the at-bat in the first company in the 8th inning, was struck with a helmet and forehead by a direct ball on the third pitch of the opponent’s bullpen pitcher Kim Dae-yu.
Park Se-hyuk, who showed symptoms of a right cheekbone bruise, collapsed and was taken by an ambulance after emergency treatment and taken to the hospital. As a result of the detailed examination, it was finally judged as a fracture.
Kim Dae-yu was surprised to sit near the mound and apologized to Park Se-hyuk and the Doosan team. He was sent off according to the headshot rules. After the game, manager Ryu Ji-hyun and LG squads such as Casey Kelly also expressed their regrets and hoped for Park Se-hyuk’s recovery.
The previous day, Doosan fell to 5th place (5-6) as the 50% win rate collapsed with a 0-1 defeat. After the transfer of KBO League’s best catcher Yang Eui-ji (NC), Park Se-hyuk successfully filled the gap by leading the team’s integrated championship in 2019. However, for Doosan, even Park Se-hyuk became inevitable for a long period of time.
First, Doosan excluded Park Se-hyuk from the 1st Army list on the 17th. Jang Seung-hyun, Choi Yong-je, Shin Chang-hee, and Jang Gyu-bin are expected to pack catchers.