Fubon Guardians have lost their star centrefielder 林哲瑄 (Lin Che-Hsuan) to a freak accident, where Lin slipped on a wet first base while trying to beat out a double play in the bottom of the 9th inning.
#Fubon 林哲瑄 (Lin Che-Hsuan) exits the game with knee injury after slip on wet first base 😱😱😱 #CPBL pic.twitter.com/rYT0mQ3Tz6
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) September 1, 2017
Identical to Bryce Harper’s incident
About a month ago the same thing also happened to Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals. Below is the side-by-side video of Lin Che-Hsuan and Bryce Harper on their base slipping incident.
Side by side video of #Fubon 林哲瑄 (Lin Che-Hsuan) and #Nationals Bryce Harper "Slip on first base" incident. #CPBL #MLB pic.twitter.com/rlcsEn9UNh
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) September 3, 2017
Lin Che-Hsuan injury update
According to Guardians press release. Lin does not need surgery after examinations, but will have to be sidelined for at least 2 weeks due to ligament strain and sprained ankle.
“All I can do now is rest, there’s no set timing on when will I return to the lineup. Thank God the injuries wasn’t as serious as we originally anticipated.” Said the CPBL All-Star centrefielder Lin Che-Hsuan.