“It hurt so much” Kim Ha-seong, a knee ‘direct hit’ at the foul hit… Fortunately, the bruise ‘relief’

Ha-seong Kim (27, San Diego Padres) was replaced after being hit hard on his left knee by a foul ball. He was fortunate and did not suffer any major injuries.

In an interview with MLB.com after X-rays were taken on the 26th (Korean time), Kim Ha-seong said, “It was really painful. It hurts badly. I have to watch my body condition tomorrow.”

MLB.com also reported, “I don’t know if Ha-seong Kim will be able to play in the game against the New York Yankees tomorrow, but he will not be on the injured list (IL).”

Ha-seong Kim started as a 7th batter and 3rd baseman in the 2023 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) visiting game against the Washington Nationals held at Nationals Park in Washington, DC, USA, but was replaced without even completing the first at-bat in the second inning.

At the beginning of the second inning, with no runners out, Kim Ha-seong turned the bat to Washington starter Jake Irvin’s second pitch, and the ball hit his left knee directly. The pain was excruciating after being hit by a ball in the area where there was no protection. Ha-seong Kim collapsed and eventually left the ground with the support of the trainer.

Fortunately, the diagnosis of ‘simple bruise’ came out at the hospital checkup.

Ha-seong Kim said,메이저놀이터 “Now the pain remains so much that it is difficult to walk. In fact, when I was hit by a ball for the first time, I thought the worst had happened.”

Kim Ha-seong has played in 47 games this season, recording a batting average of 0.237 (36 hits in 152 at-bats), 5 homers, and 16 RBIs. Kim Ha-seong, who started as the starting second baseman, is currently playing as the third baseman after Manny Machado suffered a finger fracture.

MLB.com said, “When Kim Ha-seong was hit for the first time, it was expected that something big would happen in San Diego. However, Kim Ha-sung was diagnosed with a simple bruise and avoided disaster,” conveying the atmosphere of the San Diego clubhouse with relief.

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