Dodgers Players Express Hopes for Ryu’s Recovery



Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angeles Dodgers is having another rehab setback. As his return to the Dodgers is delayed, fellow players express their hopes for Ryu’s fast recovery. Ten Dodgers players, including Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig, and Carl Crawford, sent him cheer up messages through the Korea Daily’s locker room interview.

Cather A.J Ellis, especially, expressed his wish to see Ryu soon, saying “I hear you getting closer to coming back. I’m very excited. You’re my all-time favorite teammate.” Kenley Jansen also suggested his close relationship with Ryu mentioning his soup, while Adrian Gonzalez cheered Ryu up saying “Him-nae,” which means cheer up in Ryu’s first language, Korean.

On May 25th, Ryu threw a 90 mph fastball for the first time since the start of his rehab program. However, he reported his shoulder soreness on the following day, delaying his return on May 30th.

Club officials are careful about his return schedule, commenting that the delayed return might be an effort to prevent further development of the injury.


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