Doosan third baseman Heo Gyeong-min (33) suffered a dizzying injury after being hit on the temple by an irregular bounce. 

Heo Gyeong-min started as third baseman No. 8 in the 15th game of the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League season against SSG held at Jamsil Stadium in Seoul on the 16th and suffered an injury while fielding in the top of the 7th inning. 

It was a defense in the top of the 7th inning when Doosan was down 1-2. With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, Guillermo Heredia hit a hard ball toward third baseman Heo Gyeong-min, and unfortunately, the hit ball bounced irregularly and headed towards Heo Gyeong-min’s face.메이저놀이터

Heo Gyeong-min complained of pain while holding his face, and in the meantime, second base runner Park Seong-han rounded third base and hit home. Shortstop Park Jun-young caught the ball that bounced into the foul area and aimed at Park Seong-han, but the throw home resulted in an error. First base runner Han Yu-seom moves to third base, and batter runner Heredia moves to second base.

Fortunately, Heo Gyeong-min was able to get up on his own with the help of Doosan trainers’ emergency measures. At that moment, Heredia, the batsman, showed his spirit of partnership by coming up to him and asking about his condition. Heo Gyeong-min walked into the dugout, and main defender Park Ji-hoon was put on third base. 

A Doosan official said, “Heo Gyeong-min was hit on the right temple by a batted ball while fielding in the top of the 7th inning and is receiving treatment for icing. “We will monitor his condition and decide whether or not to undergo a checkup,” he said. 

As of the bottom of the 7th inning, Doosan is 1-3 behind SSG. If Doosan loses today, 5th place is confirmed. 

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