Its Director Hong Won-ki, Who Sent the Ace

Director Hong Won-ki, who sent the ace, “I actually comforted Ahn Woo-jin who was undergoing surgery.”

Woojin Ahn’s season ends due to elbow ligament surgery…

Possibility of military service during rehabilitation period

Now that my eyes are white, I’ll think about it a little while later.

Kiwoom Heroes coach Hong Won-ki, who heard the news of ace Ahn Woo-jin’s elbow ligament repair,

was asked about his future plans for forming the starting lineup,

he conveyed his sincerity as if he were joking.

Ahn Woo-jin

Ahn Woo-jin, who stood out as the league’s leading right-handed fastball starting pitcher last year,

played an active role as an ace who reliably protected the Kiwoom mound this season.

Even though he pitched so many innings and was thoroughly managed,

abnormal signals were detected in his body in the second half of this season. 카지노사이트

Eventually, during a hospital examination on the 1st, it was diagnosed that his elbow ligaments were ruptured.

Just a month ago, four hospitals reported that there were no special problems,

but his elbow could not withstand the constant throwing of fastballs approaching 160 km per hour.

KT Wiz

Ahead of the KT Wiz match held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 2nd,

Coach Hong could not hide his mixed emotions, saying, “I desperately hoped that I was tired, but the results of the examination came out like this.”

He added, “No matter how strong a pitcher is,

if he goes through that many innings, he needs rest or rehabilitation.

I’m sorry and sad that I didn’t get that time.”

This season, Kiwoom excluded Ahn Woo-jin from the first team lineup once each in the first and second halves and gave him time to rest.

He carefully managed his physical condition,

starting training later than other players from spring training, but eventually suffered a breakdown.

Kiwoom faced the misfortune of having irreplaceable ace Ahn Woo-jin undergo surgery following key fielder Lee Jeong-hoo.

Hong Won-ki

Coach Hong looked back on this particularly unfortunate season by saying, “Injuries may be preventable, but they are difficult to control.

They are a detonator that can explode at any moment.”

Ahn Woo-jin visited the baseball stadium early that day, said hello to coach Hong and the players, and then returned home.

Coach Hong said, “Rather, Woojin comforted me by saying, ‘These days, he is getting elbow surgery at a much younger age than me.

He will come back healthy after rehabilitation.’

I hope we can meet again in good health, as he said.”

Typically, the rehabilitation period for athletes who have had their elbow ligaments repaired through surgery is one to one and a half years.

Ahn Woo-jin, who has not yet completed his military service, is likely to use this opportunity to complete his service and return.


In this case, Ahn Woo-jin’s return to Kiwoom Heroes is expected to occur in the second half of 2025 at the earliest.

Ahn Woo-jin, who joined the team as a first-round pick in 2018,

performed well last year with 15 wins, 8 losses, 196 innings, 224 strikeouts, an ERA of 2.11 in 30 games, winning his first pitcher Golden Glove award in his debut.

This year, he continued to pitch like an ace with 9 wins, 7 losses, 150⅔ innings, 164 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.39 in 24 games, but he will leave the team for the time being.