Kia’s Flynn Sanchez to miss three weeks with elbow ligament damage

The Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) have recently won four straight games to move into fifth place in the standings.Right-handed pitcher Mario Sanchez will be sidelined for three weeks with a right elbow injury.The club announced that Sanchez underwent a thorough examination at two hospitals in Seoul on Aug. 28 and was told that he had damaged the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and had symptoms of impingement syndrome.It added that Sanchez does not require surgery and will rehabilitate for three weeks with injection therapy.It is expected to take at least four weeks for Sanchez to return to the mound with the first team after throwing in the bullpen.Sanchez reported elbow pain to the club on May 25 after pitching seven innings of one-run ball to earn a win against the Hanwha Eagles.The next day, he was examined at KIA’s designated hospital in Gwangju for an abnormality in his elbow and received a more accurate diagnosis at two hospitals in Seoul later that day.KIA, which had a five-man starting rotation of Thomas Pannoni, Sanchez, Yang Hyun-jong, Yoon Young-cheol, and Lee Iri, will have a difficult time managing its pitching staff with Sanchez’s departure.Especially with only 104 games played, the fewest among the 10 clubs, KIA will be faced with a tight schedule once the rest of the schedule is 스포츠토토링크 announced.

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