‘KIA flyer’ Hwang Dae-in suffers hamstring tear…expected 4-6 weeks to return

KIA has suffered an injury setback.

KIA infielder Hwang Dae-in was substituted during the game due to a sore hamstring and is expected to miss four to six weeks after a medical examination.

Hwang Dae-in started the game against KT at KT Wiz Park in Suwon on July 7, batting fifth.

In the second inning, after Choi Hyung-woo, the No. 4 hitter, led off with a walk, Hwang Dae-in hit a grounder to the third baseman. The leadoff runner was thrown out at second, and Hwang was safe at first when the second baseman’s throw to first was thrown out at the plate.

Socrates singled up the middle, advancing Hwang to second. However, he felt unwell and was replaced by pinch-hitter Lee Woo-sung.

A KIA team official said, “Hwang Dae-in felt pain in his right hamstring during a base-running play in the second inning. He will undergo an MRI after traveling to the hospital.” 메이저놀이터

Later in the game, the results of Hwang’s MRI examination came out. The KIA team said, “Hwang Dae-in underwent an MRI examination at Suwon Jays Hospital and was diagnosed with a partial tear in his right hamstring. He is expected to be out for four to six weeks,” the club announced.

Hwang Dae-in was sent down to the second team at the end of May and returned to the first team at the end of June, and in four games since his return, he has gone 8-for-17 with four doubles, one triple, and four RBIs.

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