Those times have accumulated and matured.”
Lim Byung-wook (28), who received the first nomination from Nexen (currently Kiwoom) in the 2014 rookie draft, was a promising shortstop from Deoksu High School. His turn was faster than his motive, Kim Ha-seong. However, his professional career was not smooth. It is because of the injured evil spirit that frequently held him back for a long time.
It started with an ankle fracture suffered while attempting to steal a base in an exhibition game in the 2014 season ahead of his debut.먹튀검증 After the 2016 season, the first time he played more than 100 games, his elbow and finger injuries followed in the 2017 season. He overcame adversity and wrote a career high in the 2018 season, but a slump in the 2019 season and surgery for a ruptured knee cartilage awaited him. A hamstring injury did not let him go in the 2020 season.
The bad luck of the past is not regrettable. He said, “When I was hurt, my heart hurt more than anything. Since I’m not young, I might have fewer days to play baseball than the days I played baseball. He wanted to come back quickly because he wanted to show a professional appearance on the ground.”
Is it because of that heart? When asked if there was a time he wanted to go back, he gave an unexpected answer, “In the fourth grade of elementary school.” He said, “Ever since he started playing baseball, he has thought about what he would be like if he knew how to take care of his body.”
But he said, “Of course it is a joke. I like myself now. A lot of injuries and slumps have piled up, so I think I haven’t matured.” I could feel Lim Byung-wook, who had grown through hardships, in his more relaxed smile.
Kiwoom fans are also waiting for a revival. This is because the impact of his career highs, such as a batting average of 0.293 and 13 home runs, and his performance in the postseason, which he showed in the 2018 season, was strong. Fortunately, Kiwoom’s outfield this season has yet to find an owner other than Lee Jung-hoo and Lee Hyeong-jong.
When asked if he had any ambitions as a starter, he said, “It is only natural that a player who helps the team is appointed, so it doesn’t matter if I don’t become a starter. However, when the opportunity comes, it is my job to constantly work hard so that I can live up to expectations.”
In the end, he chose Sangmu to fulfill his military service. It was possible to return with the discharge in September of last year. Then the news of the surgery came. This is due to an injury to his left middle finger tendon during his training. His early return was unsuccessful, and it was only in the exhibition game of the 2023 season that he stood in front of the fans.
He was naturally given the modifier ‘glass body’. “I don’t think I was lucky,” he said. He didn’t care because it was an injury that anyone could understand,” he smiles. He added, “Isn’t it not particularly true that you won’t get injured just by thinking about getting out of it?”
It means that I will focus on overcoming rather than being weighed down by the image. He said, “There is no right answer to how to prevent injuries. As a result of thinking about it, I decided that the first thing to do is to have stability by steadily doing weight training, stretching, and mobility exercises before the game. Then you can naturally focus on playing without thinking about injury.”