“The path Hyun-jin Ryu walks can help deGrom”
On the 7th (Korean time), shocking news was delivered to the major leagues. It was that Jacob deGrom, who had been called ‘the best pitcher on the planet’, was on the operating table. DeGrom made his debut with the New York Mets in 2014 and won the Cy Young Award twice, which is given to the best pitcher. Every game of deGrom’s ascent, such as crossing 160 km, was close to ‘the best’.
But deGrom also had a fatal weakness. It was the ‘glass body’. DeGrom has struggled with injuries throughout his Mets days, with large and small injuries preventing him from playing in many games even in critical situations ahead of his free agency. The Mets wanted to catch deGrom, but it was burdensome to give a large, long-term contract to an ace who was often injured.
Eventually, after the 2022 season, deGrom left to find a new destination, and succeeded in signing a 5-year, $185 million (approximately 241.6 billion won) super-large contract with the Texas Rangers. However, changing into a Texas uniform did not make his ‘glass body’ tendencies go away. DeGrom has struggled with injuries once again all season.
DeGrom got off to a disappointing start by recording 5 runs (5 earned) in 3⅔innings in his first appearance in a Texas uniform, but in his 5 appearances in April, he went 2-0 with an ERA of 1.35, earning the nickname “the best pitcher on the planet”. continued his appearance.
DeGrom, who was placed on the disabled list (IL) on the 15th after being sidelined with forearm pain in the game against the Yankees, sought a comeback through a month of rehabilitation. He has recently pitched in the bullpen and announced that his comeback time is approaching. However, Texas moved deGrom to the 60-day injured list in the last six days, suggesting that his injuries are by no means light.
According to multiple media outlets in the United States, deGrom was diagnosed with a torn right ulnar collateral ligament during a recent examination. Tommy John surgery is inevitable. There are individual differences in Tommy John surgery, but in the case of a pitcher, it takes about a year to return. DeGrom, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2010, couldn’t hide his sense of collapse to the extent of showing ‘tears’.
‘CBS Sports’ highlighted the players who have been on the operating table twice since deGrom’s second Tommy John surgery. Here, the name of ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays), who is about to return, was also mentioned.먹튀검증
‘CBS Sports’ said, “The second surgery takes a longer recovery period and potentially lowers the chance of success. However, many players have returned from two Tommy John surgeries.” There are Jameson Tyyon (Yankees), Daniel Hudson (Dodgers), Jason Isringhausen, Chris Capuano, and Joakim Soria. And now Hyun-jin Ryu and Walker Buehler (Dodgers) are trying to join.”
The media said, “What stands out about deGrom’s surgery is the spacing. Of the players who have had more than one Tommy John surgery, only 5 have longer intervals than deGrom (13 years). Ryu Hyun-jin (18 years), John Axford (18 years). Years), Kirby Yates (15 years), Todd Coffey (13 years), Matt Bush (13 years). there is,” he said.
Hyunjin Ryu, like deGrom, recently underwent Tommy John surgery. Ryu Hyun-jin went to the operating table after the Chicago White Sox game on June 2 last year. And he’s gearing up for his July comeback, including pitching out of the bullpen recently. On the 7th, as Alec Manoa, well-known as “Hyunjin Ryu,” was demoted to the minor leagues amid extreme sluggishness, Toronto has no choice but to look forward to Hyunjin Ryu’s return.
‘CBS Sports’ picked Ryu Hyun-jin as the role model for deGrom’s second Tommy John surgery. The reason is that there are many similarities. The media said, “Ryu Hyun-jin is probably the best model. All-star Ryu Hyun-jin has a considerable injury history and is a 36-year-old pitcher. When deGrom returns to the mound, he will be of a similar age.” I’m trying. Because of these similarities, Ryu Hyun-jin’s path could be helpful for deGrom.”
Assuming Ryu Hyun-jin has made a comeback, it is difficult to guarantee that deGrom will go through the same situation. However, as explained by the media, Ryu Hyun-jin’s case can be of great help in that there are many similarities such as age and surgical experience. It remains to be seen whether Ryu Hyun-jin and deGrom can overcome the major injury of Tommy John surgery and regain their good looks.