“Returning to the mound in 100 days?” Koo Chang-mo’s final inspection ahead of the actual game, live pitching at Masan-gu on the 13th.

NC Dinos pitcher Koo Chang-mo will take the mound instead of the bullpen for the first time in nearly 100 days.

NC manager Kang Myung-ho met with reporters at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 12th and said, “Koo Chang-mo will pitch live tomorrow (the 13th).”카지노사이트

Koo will pitch two innings of 15 pitches at Masan Baseball Stadium, not Changwon NC Park, to check his physical condition before returning to action.

On June 2, against the LG Twins in Jamsil, Koo’s arm was in trouble again. He started the game against LG and was replaced after five pitches when he complained of discomfort in his left forearm. Since then, he has focused on his rehabilitation process, including long tosses and bullpen pitches. Although it was not an actual game, it was his first time on the mound since his injury.

He was expected to keep his starting spot at this year’s Hangzhou Asian Games, but when he suffered another arm injury, there was talk of replacing him.

He traveled to Iijima, Japan, to rehabilitate, but his return was delayed. In late June, it was announced that he was out for the first half of the season, and by mid-September, he still hadn’t pitched a game.

NC Koo Chang-mo. Sports Chosun DB
Having watched Koo’s injury, rehabilitation, comeback, and return from the sidelines, his manager is cautious. “First of all, I think we should try live pitching tomorrow, get a report, look at his condition, fastball speed, and look up various pitching data, and then think about his return schedule,” said NC manager Kang Myung-ho.

Pitching in the bullpen is more about conditioning and feeling than velocity. Live pitching, on the other hand, is all about getting ready for the real thing, whether it’s pitching strength or checking for soreness. Your pitches should be as strong as your delivery. “When you throw at 70 to 80 percent intensity, you need to check if there is any discomfort in the injured area,” Kang said.

The Asian Games squad, led by Ryu Jung-il, will convene on March 23. However, the team is waiting until the last minute to confirm its roster while monitoring the health of injured players such as Koo Chang-mo.

“I’m really eager for the team and the players,” Kang said. A “healthy” Koo Chang-mo could replace Ryu Kim-yang as the KBO’s left-handed ace, but the premise is too difficult.

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