Doosan players were the first to rush to Jang Jae-young’s aid when he collapsed.
Kiwoom Jang Jae-young was hit directly in the head by a bat during the Doosan game at Jamsil Stadium on February 2.
Jang got off to a shaky start in the top of the first inning, giving up back-to-back straight balls to Jung Soo-bin and Cho Su-hyun. He then got Rojas to fly out to second base, but gave up a ball to Yang Ji with the bases loaded.
The next batter, Yang Seok-hwan, hit a Jang Jae-young fastball, and the ball went straight to Jang.
Jang Jae-young didn’t have time to duck before the pitching motion was complete, and he was hit in the back of the head and fell to the ground.
The deflection of the ball was so powerful that it bounced back toward the batter. Yang Seok-hwan, who was running toward first base, couldn’t hide his surprise during the play.
The third baseman, Jung Soo-bin, couldn’t take his eyes off Jang Jae-young as he crossed the plate.
Doosan coach Jung Soo-sung was the first to rush to the fallen Jang, followed by Yang Seok-hwan, and then manager Lee Seung-yeop and the coaching staff in the dugout.
An ambulance entered the field and waited, and Jang Jae-young, who had regained his senses, walked out, supported by a trainer.
Jang was rushed to the hospital, where he underwent a CT scan and was told that there were no unusual findings. However, due to the impact to his head, he will continue to be monitored.
With the win, Doosan consolidated its fourth place with 70 wins (2 draws and 61 losses) and moved within 0.5 games of third-place NC.
However, they can’t smile about Jang Jae-young.
Yang Seok-hwan, who unintentionally hit Jang Jae-young, rattled off three hits to win the game, but he couldn’t celebrate.캡틴토토
“My heart was heavy throughout the game. I checked with the manager in between and was relieved to hear that there were no major injuries, but I’m still worried because it’s such a sensitive area,” he said. “I sincerely hope and support him to finish the season well, not only physically, but also mentally so that he doesn’t have any after-effects from being hit.”
Coach Lee Seung-yup also said after the game, “I hope Jang Jae-young’s injury is not serious. I’m very worried about him and hope to see him on the field soon.” Jamsil=Choi Moon-young reporter /2023.10.03/