“The catcher blocked it with his knee…” Kim Hae-Sung’s dangerous injury moment, no shoulder bone abnormalities, ‘willing to play without rest’
It was a scary injury, but Ha-Sung Kim (28, San Diego Padres) has no intention of resting. As soon as he feels well enough, he’s ready to play.
Kim batted first and second in the lineup against the Texas Rangers at Petco Park in San Diego, California, on Aug. 31 and went 1-for-1 with one run scored, one run batted in, one walk and one stolen base. He has hit safely in his last six games to raise his season average to .333 (93-for-333), but left the game in the third inning with a shoulder injury.
After drawing a seven-pitch walk in his first at-bat and stealing second, Kim followed with an infield single three batters later. He advanced to second on a Juan Soto walk and a Manny Machado single before scoring on a Xander Bogaerts sacrifice fly to center field.
In the process, he collided with Texas catcher Sam Huff. As Kim sprinted home from third base on a head-first slide, he stuck out his right hand, but Huff blocked home plate with his left knee, causing Kim to twist his body and slam his right shoulder into the ground in pain.
A head-on collision could have easily dislocated the shoulder. As center fielder Meredith Taveras’ throw to home fell behind him, Kim crawled over and touched home with his right shoulder, confirming the score. Afterward, Kim went to the dugout in pain and was replaced by center fielder Matthew Batten for the fourth inning.
According to MLB.com, after the game, San Diego manager Bob Melvin described Kim’s injury status as “day-to-day. The injury isn’t serious enough to warrant a trip to the disabled list, but rather a day-to-day status check to avoid the worst case scenario. Kim also spoke to local media and assured them that it was not a major injury.
In an interview with local radio station San Diego Sports 760’s Marty Caswell, which was posted on social media, Kim said, “It was bad when I crashed, but it got better over time. We’ll have to see how it is tomorrow.” “When I was sliding, the catcher blocked it with his knee. Even if I was out, I would have been saved by the video review.” “I’ll check my condition tomorrow and if it’s okay, I’ll play right away. I want to get back in the lineup as soon as possible.” 스포츠토토
The X-ray results also showed no major problems. “They said there’s nothing wrong with the bone,” Kim said, adding, “I don’t know anything more right now. It could be better when I wake up, or it could be worse, so I’ll have to see how it is tomorrow.” San Diego will begin a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies next month.
Kim has had two injuries this season, but they haven’t kept him out for long. He injured his right big toe when he kicked a dugout bucket in frustration after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning against the New York Mets on May 8, but returned to the lineup after just one game.
Earlier, on May 26 against the Washington Nationals, he went down in the second inning after being hit in the left knee by his own foul ball.