‘Always on call, 24/7’…the 22 ‘moving hospitals’ that helped LG win

December 15, 2023 | by

Injury management is an essential part of being a winning professional baseball team 랭크카지노. First, injuries, and second, injury prevention.

LG, which is enjoying its happiest winter in 29 years, was able to win the championship because it was able to maximize the strength of its roster. The loss of closer Ko Woo-seok at the beginning of the season and foreign pitcher Adam Plutko at the end of the season were not major setbacks.

While unfortunate accidents are unavoidable in the game, LG’s training department and the team’s management philosophy is to prevent preventable injuries as much as possible. LG was the first professional baseball team to apply the Field Doctor system in 2013. Internally, the team credits it with helping them emerge from the dark ages by reaching the postseason for the first time in 11 years. After suffering an unusually high number of injuries in the early 2000s, LG began to see the benefits of strengthening its training and medical departments.

LG has the largest medical staff of any team in the league with 12 conditioning staff, led by Head Training Coach Kim Yong-il. Led by Dr. Oh Joo-han, a professor of orthopedics at Seoul National University Bundang Medical Center who is also the club’s head field doctor and chairman of the Korean Baseball Organization’s (KBO) medical committee, 22 active doctors are on call at all 72 home games. Each year, they practically start the season with the players by conducting injury prevention checks through professional examinations before spring training.

The key to injury management for professional athletes is speed. Injuries can happen at the drop of a hat, and how quickly they’re addressed can make the difference between an outcome and a return to play. Field doctors are in charge of all the emergencies on the field, including injuries to players and spectators. It’s a demanding job that keeps you on your toes.

All because they’re “baseball nerds. Dr. Jeongseop Geum, a shoulder and elbow specialist at Sejong Sports Orthopedic Surgery, drops everything whenever he hears about a player’s injury, even late at night after a game or on a national holiday. He fell in love with baseball and went to the Cullan-Jove Clinic in Los Angeles in 2021, one of the most famous clinics in the United States for treating and operating on baseball players. “If they need me and I can help them, I’m proud and happy,” he said. According to LG officials, Park Dong-won, who had actually been transferred through several teams, was surprised to see the team performing ultrasounds on the baseball field.

Dr. Geum and Dr. Oh have been actively involved in the prevention of baseball injuries, participating in the first KBO Youth Injury Prevention Tour this year.

“In the major leagues, two or three doctors come before the game and stay until the end of the game to manage and treat injuries for both home and away players,” said Kim Yong-il, who worked for the Los Angeles Dodgers as Ryu Hyun-jin’s personal trainer in 2019 and saw the importance of the medical system. “We hope that the field doctor system will be established and help prevent injuries to players, spectators, and everyone in the ballpark.”


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