“Recovery is speeding up”.
NC Dinos left-hander Koo Chang-mo (26) is starting to move toward his comeback. After pitching 50 meters, he will start long tossing next week. It will be interesting to see if he will be able to participate in the Hangzhou Asian Games.
On Sept. 29, while visiting the Gwangju-Kia Champions Field for a game against the Kia Tigers, manager Kang Myung-ho gave an update on Koo Chang-mo’s rehabilitation.
“He threw 20 pitches at 50 meters today. There were no abnormalities. Next week, he will start throwing long tosses. We will gradually increase the intensity at shorter distances.” “Last weekend, I pitched at 30 meters. I’ve been training on a two-day, one-day off schedule.
“If I recover, I should be able to pitch once or twice before the Asian Games call-up. I think it’s going to be a little difficult to make it by then, but I’m making progress, so we’ll see.”
“I don’t know how it will fit in with the national team schedule, but Changmo is fully aware of his condition. In the past, she was slow to recover, but now she seems to be getting better. At least by next week, we will know whether she will be able to participate in the national team.”안전놀이터
Koo Chang-mo was healthy this year and took the mound from the opening game. However, on June 2 against LG in Jamsil, he went down after throwing five pitches in the first inning. After a medical examination, he was diagnosed with a micro-injury to his left forearm flexor. On June 27, he was diagnosed with a left ulnar stress fracture. On July 24, 2021, he underwent ulnar microfracture pinfixation surgery.
Both the national team and the NC are anxiously awaiting Gu’s recovery. He is expected to be the team’s left-handed ace in their quest for gold in Hangzhou. The NC also needs him to recover in order to not only punch their ticket to the fall, but to make a run at the top of the standings.
In nine games this season, Gu has a 1-3 record with a 3.26 ERA.
However, there is still no guarantee of a full recovery. We won’t know until mid-September. The national team is taking their time and waiting for Koo to be ready. If it’s not possible, they’ll have to find a replacement pitcher.