Pittsburgh Choi Jiman had surgery on his right elbow
infielder Choi Jiman (31, Pittsburgh Pirates) underwent surgery on his right elbow.
Choi Ji-man’s U.S. agency GSM said on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time) that “Choi Ji-man completed surgery to remove bone fragments from his right elbow at Saegun Hospital in Incheon on the 22nd.”
Choi Ji-man first felt pain in his elbow in mid-May, but he endured with painkillers that delayed surgery for the team within the season.
In the first half of this season alone, Choi Ji-man was mentioned as an All-Star candidate in the U.S. with a batting average of 0.278, seven home runs, and 41 RBIs, and an OPS 0.834 record. However, he began to suffer from a batting slump after suffering pain in his elbow, leaving a poor batting average of 0.164 and four home runs and 11 RBIs in the second half.
Lim Kwang-yeol, director of Saegun Hospital, who performed Choi Ji-man’s surgery, said, “The contents of the surgery were relatively simple surgery to remove bone fragments. The surgery time was about an hour, he said. “As the surgery went well, if you go through rehabilitation for about eight weeks and up to 12 weeks, there will be no problem in preparing and starting next season.” 사설토토
Choi Ji-man will be hospitalized for two to three days at the hospital, receive treatment and management through dressing of the surgical site, and will be discharged if the swelling goes away. At the end of next season, he will be eligible for Major League Baseball free agent (FA). He will move to the United States in early January, earlier than usual, and start preparing for the season in earnest.