NC Koo Chang-Mo out with elbow injury… ‘bad news for AG national team’

NC Dinos’ Koo Chang-mo has been sidelined with another injury.

NC removed Koo Chang-mo from the first team roster on the 3rd. It was reported that he was diagnosed with a micro-damage to his left elbow muscle. NC will fill his spot with left-handed pitcher Jung Goo-beom.

Koo started the game against the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization at Jamsil Stadium on the 2nd. He took the mound in the bottom of the first inning, but after throwing five pitches, he complained of elbow pain and came off the mound.메이저사이트

Koo underwent an initial examination on the afternoon of the 2nd and a second examination on the 3rd. Both were diagnosed with muscle damage. Koo was sidelined last month due to left shoulder and elbow fatigue. After rehabilitation, he made a comeback fight, but collapsed again.

Koo’s departure is not only a blow to the NC, but also to the national team as it prepares for the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG) in September. Koo was a strong contender for the AG after being named to the World Baseball Classic (WBC) squad in March. He has been in good form this season, posting a 3.26 ERA in nine games, but has been hit by a series of injuries that have put his participation in doubt.

Meanwhile, Koo was selected for the 2019 WBSC Premier12 squad, but withdrew due to back pain. He missed the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to injury rehabilitation.