AHN WOO-JIN TO UNDERGO 21-DAY SURGERY BY ‘RYU HYUN-JIN-OHTANI’ IN THE US
Baseball’s Kiwoom Heroes ace Ahn Woo-jin (24), who tore his right elbow ligament, will undergo surgery in the United States.”Ahn Woo-jin will undergo elbow ligament splicing (tommy John) surgery at the Kellan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, California, USA, on the 21st (Korean time),” Ahn’s team, Kiwoom, said on the 20th.Ahn, who won the KBO Golden Glove for pitching last year with a 15-8 record, 196 innings pitched, 224 strikeouts and a 2.11 ERA, has pitched well this season with a 9-7 record, 150⅔ innings pitched, 164 strikeouts and a 2.39 ERA. However, on 31 March, after his start against the Incheon SSG Landers (six innings, five hits, one run), he felt discomfort in his arm and underwent a medical examination, which led to the diagnosis of damaged elbow ligaments .The surgeon who performed Ahn’s surgery was Dr Neil Ellatrache, a well-known name in American sports. He has worked with Major League Baseball (MLB) players such as Clayton Kershaw, Johnny Cueto and Albert Pujols, as well as Tom Brady of the National Football League (NFL).Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) trusted Dr Ellatrache with his shoulder labrum surgery in 2015, elbow necrosis tissue removal in 2016, and Tommy John surgery last year .Dr Ellatrache also performed Tommy John surgery on Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) on the 20th.After working on Ohtani’s right elbow ligament, Dr Ellatrache immediately grabbed the scalpel for Ahn.Ahn will have a short recovery period after his surgery in the United States before returning to Korea to begin rehabilitation.It takes 12 to 18 months for a Tommy John surgery patient to return to the mound. Ahn is expected to complete his 온라인카지노 military service during his rehabilitation and then return to Kiwoom.