Jung Ho Kang To Miss 4 To 6 Weeks After Wrist Surgery

Eric Hagman
August 03, 2018 - 1:59 pm

© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Jung Ho Kang has had surgery remove some damaged cartilage to his left wrist.

The Pirates said in a release that Kang and the Pirates medical team discussed treatment options and Kang chose to have the surgery. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Allegheny Health Network orthopedic surgeon by Dr. Ed Birdsong performed the procedure Friday morning.

Kang returned to the Pirates organization earlier this spring after missing the entire 2017 season because he wasn’t granted a work visa to the U.S. after his third DUI in Korea.

He first reported discomfort in his wrist on June 20 and last played for Triple-A Indianapolis June 24.

Kang, who will be 32 next season has a $5.5 million team option. The Pirates could also buy his contract out for $250,000.

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