Shohei Ohtani, who injured his right elbow ligament, will soon undergo surgery.

Perry Minassian, general manager of Ohtani’s team, the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, held a press conference at Angel Stadium on the 17th (Korean time)바카라 and announced that Ohtani was placed on the 10-day injured list (IL) and will end this season. During the announcement, he said that he would soon undergo surgery on his right elbow.

According to reports from the U.S. and Japanese media, General Manager Minassian said, “Ohtani underwent an MRI examination of his right side the day before, and after the results came out, he packed his bags in the locker room. He will soon undergo surgery on his right elbow ligament. Details, including the surgical method, are unknown. “There is none,” he said.

General Manager Minassian continued, “Onati wants to undergo surgery quickly and prepare for 2024. “That is his opinion,” he said. “He is a special person and a special player. (After taking office as general manager) It was an honor to meet him over the past three years. “I hope he stays as long as possible,” he said. Ohtani becomes a free agent (FA) after the end of the season. The prevailing view is that it will be difficult for the Angels to team up because they do not have the strength to win.

Ohtani injured his right side during batting practice before the game on the 5th. He missed 11 consecutive games starting that day’s game. On the 16th, all baseball equipment, including gloves, bats, spikes, and hats, disappeared from personal lockers in the clubhouse, suggesting an early end to the season.

Prior to suffering a side injury, Ohtani started and pitched in the first game of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox on August 24, but suffered a problem with his right elbow and was forced to withdraw. A subsequent examination revealed damage to the medial collateral ligament of his right elbow, ending his season as a pitcher. He continued to appear as a batsman, but an injury to his side put an end to this.

If Ohtani undergoes a second right elbow ligament reconstruction surgery (aka Tommy John surgery), a long-term absence as a pitcher is inevitable. He underwent surgery in Los Angeles on October 1, 2018, the day after the end of his debut major league season. As a batter, he returned after 219 days on May 7 of the following year, but as a pitcher, it took 693 days to get on the mound on July 26, 2020.

It is not known what surgery he will undergo, but if he undergoes Tommy John surgery, he will not be able to play as a pitcher until 2025.

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