Athletes going through rehab after an injury had to struggle with physical and mental challenges. Hanwha Eagles shortstop Ha Ju-suk overcame his struggles after his surgery and returned to playing in the KBO a month after his knee surgery.
Ha missed the rest of the 2019 KBO season after damaging his knee in the fifth game of the Eagles. Since then, he had surgery and underwent rehab. Many Hanwha Eagles betting sites were surprised to see him play a month after his surgery.
During the month of rehab, he had to learn how to walk on his own again. Also, some sports betting analysts were concerned that he might not be the same agile shortstop after injury. However, he proved everyone wrong by helping the Eagles win over the SK Wyverns during the KBO opening day.
The Return of the Hanwha Eagles Shortstop
Ha told an eSports betting pick forum that he lost seven kilograms during rehab. That way, he reduced the stress on his injured knee. Also, he said that it was vital for him to come back lighter.
The shortstop had a two-run single in the seventh inning to push his team up 3-0 for the game. He said that he waited for that type of moment for a long time. His run came from SK starting pitcher Nick Kingham.
His rehab didn’t just prepare him physically for the season. He learned a lot about himself. Also, the team gave him an excellent support system. As a result, he played well in his first game. It was his way of thanking the people who helped him during his rehab.
He injured his knee in March 2019 when he landed awkwardly after a jumping throw. He writhed in pain, which also symbolized his team’s 2019 season. The Eagles placed ninth in the standings among ten teams.