The Toronto Blue Jays breathed a sigh of relief as the Jays Journal reported that Ryu Hyun-jin’s (Toronto Blue Jays) injury after being hit in the knee by a hard hit ball was minor. They also expressed hope that Ryu, who pitched a four-inning no-hitter, will be their hope for the postseason.
Ryu took the mound against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, on 8 August (KST). Ryu was hit in the right knee by a hard hit ball from Oscar Gonzalez in the bottom of the fourth inning with the score tied 0-0. Ryu fought through the pain to catch the ball and throw to first base to end the inning. Ryu took over the mound for Jay Jackson in the fifth inning.
Ryu was diagnosed with a simple bruise on X-rays and is expected to start against the Chicago Cubs at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada on 14 April. “Seeing Ryu go off the mound with an unexpected injury in just his second start of the season was a tough pill to swallow for both the club and fans, who feared it could be disastrous,” the Jays Journal said.온라인바카
“Fortunately, X-rays showed that there was nothing wrong with his right knee, and everyone breathed a sigh of relief,” the outlet continued. Ryu will be able to make his normal start at home against the Chicago Cubs on the 14th, but it’s safer to give him a little more rest if needed.”
“With Toronto failing to add to its starting rotation in the trade market, Ryu’s role has become even more important, and a healthy Ryu is a must (to perform well),” said the Jays Journal. “If Ryu regains the form that earned him a Cy Young Award nomination, it could help the Jays reach the postseason.” “If he looks like he did in his second start, it bodes well for Toronto’s postseason hopes.”