Samsung Lions ace David Buchanan’s (34) injury is reportedly not serious.
Buchanan, who made his 22nd start of the season against Daegu LG on the 16th but was replaced after two innings due to neck muscle discomfort, is fortunately recovering quickly a day later.
Samsung manager Park Jin-man said before the Daegu LG game on the 17th, “He is much better than yesterday. “He’s a little sore, so we’ll have to see how he is today and tomorrow,” he said. “He was originally scheduled to start on Tuesday (22nd) against Daejeon Hanwha, but we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to decide.
As for how he got injured, he said, “When I was throwing in the second inning, I was looking at the video review (Moon Bo-kyung’s foul ball to left field with one out in the second inning) and felt gallbladder symptoms. His pitches weren’t normal after that.”
There was anxiety before the game.
It was his first appearance in five days after throwing 127 pitches against SSG on the 11th.
“The schedule was already set before the SSG game on the 11th,” said Samsung manager Park Jin-man, “and since the pitch count was unexpectedly high in the previous game, we will move early depending on the situation,” suggesting a quick bullpen.
But the injury came from the wrong place. Thank goodness it wasn’t his shoulder or arm. It could be a lingering condition, but it’s usually resolved in two to three days. With five days of rest and an off day on Monday, Buchanan shouldn’t be too far away from a start next week.
Buchanan complained of neck soreness in the second inning of his start against LG on April 16 after giving up two runs on eight hits and 24 pitches. With the score tied 1-1 in the bottom of the second inning, the right-hander was relieved by Samsung.
But Buchanan returned to the mound in the top of the third, against the urging of the bench. He warmed up as if to continue throwing.
But it was no longer possible, and he was still in discomfort, holding his back. Pitching coach Kwon Oh-joon rushed to his aid, and he eventually walked off the mound with a disappointed look on his face.안전놀이터
Buchanan showed great determination to finish the inning despite hand cramps in the seventh inning against LG Electronics on April 4.
At the time, the team wanted to replace him, but Buchanan was determined to finish the inning strong. He struck out Park Hae-min to end the inning. Buchanan has been battling a nagging knee gout.
Buchanan has been battling nagging injuries this season. Rather than shrugging it off as a minor sore throat, he needs to take better care of himself.