It has not been decided whether right-handed pitcher Tanner Hauke (27, Boston Red Sox), who was hit in the face by a batted ball, will undergo surgery.
According to ESPN, an American sports channel on the 19th (Korean time), Boston head coach Alex Cora said it was not yet known whether Hauck, who suffered a facial fracture, would undergo surgery. Hauk started in a home game against the New York Yankees on the 17th and was hit in the face by lead batter Kyle Higashioka in the top of the 5th inning. His exit velocity was 89.7 mph (144.4 km/h). After collapsing on the ground, he walked into the dugout after checking the trainer.
MLB.com, the official homepage of the Major League Baseball (MLB), reported the situation at the time, saying, ‘Hauke immediately fell to the ground and his face was bloodied.’ After suturing his wounds at his home stadium, Fenway Park, he was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for examination. ESPN said the day before, “I’m resting at home, but I’m going to have a follow-up appointment next week for additional treatment.” As the injured area is very sensitive, it will take some time before deciding on surgery. If you have facial surgery, the gap will inevitably be longer.
“It’s scary when somebody gets hit in the head,” said Hauk’s teammate Justin Turner. Turner had 16 stitches after being hit by a pitch in spring training. Higashioka, the person who hit the ball, was relieved, saying, “It was a scene I didn’t want to see. I hope he’s doing well. When I heard from the players, they said it was okay.”안전놀이터
Hauk was selected with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the 2017 draft. He is a promising player who received a contract fee of 2,614,500 dollars (3.34 billion won). He debuted in the big leagues in 2020 and appeared in 66 games (33 starts) in his career, recording 12 wins, 15 losses, 9 saves, and an earned run average of 3.66. His performance this season is 13 games, 3 wins, 6 losses, an average ERA of 5.05. He went 67 and 2/3 innings before being injured.