San Diego’s Choi Ji-Man sustained an injury during a rehab game, but it was reported as a bruise rather than a fracture.
Choi Ji-Man (32, San Diego Padres) has suffered another injury in a rehab game, the final step in his quest to return to the major leagues.
It was a “bruised instep,” not a “fractured ankle” as initially reported by local media in the U.S., leaving the way open for his return to the big leagues this season.
In a call with Yonhap News Agency on the 7th, Choi’s domestic management company said, “He suffered a bruise, not a fracture,” adding, “He will be treated, but if no other problems are found, he will play rehabilitation games again.”
On the same day, local media including the San Diego Union-Tribune and MLB.com reported that “Choi injured his foot during a rehab game,” quoting San Diego manager Bob Melvin.
“He was diagnosed with a fractured ankle,” one outlet reported. MLB.com even raised the possibility of a season-ending injury.
However, Choi avoided a fracture and is ready to return to the big leagues.
The day before, Choi batted for the El Paso Chihuahuas in a 2023 MLB Minor League Triple-A game at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas.
It was his first live game since being placed on the disabled list (IL) after being diagnosed with a left rib sprain on March 15.
Choi started in the No. 3 spot in the lineup against the Round Rock Express (Texas Rangers) and went 2-for-3 at the plate.
He was hit in the foot by a pitch during the game and had to be checked out, but it is not expected that he will require any lengthy treatment for his ankle.
After opening the season in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, Choi went on the DL on April 16 with an Achilles injury.
After returning to the big leagues on July 8, Choi was traded to San Diego on August 2.
After 11 at-bats in a San Diego uniform and no hits, Choi was sidelined with a fractured rib. He was also hit in the ankle by a pitch during a rehab game.
This season, Choi is batting .179 (15-for-84) with six home runs and 11 RBIs in the big leagues.
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