Wu Chieh-Jui Will Miss 2019 Opening Day
The Uni-Lions announced the 25-year-old second baseman 吳桀睿 (Wu Chieh-Jui) will undergo shoulder surgery for an avulsion fracture.
Wu, the 2018 Best-Ten Award winner, batted .336/.395/.462 with 8 HR, and 126 wRC+ is likely to miss the first half of the 2019 season.
“He attended the Fall training camp but did not participate in any batting drills,” said the Uni-Lions general manager. “He is still young, the most important thing for Wu is getting healthy again.”
#UniLions' 吳桀睿 (Wu Chieh-Jui) goes deep for a 3-run shot. Wu is slashing .341/.406/.481 with 128 wRC+ and is one of the contenders for the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/6TqGNPTGWS
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) September 7, 2018
How Wu Chieh-Jui Injured His Right Shoulder
On September 22, Wu injured his shoulder on a diving stop, and he ended up exit the game early for treatment. On initial diagnosis, the team suspected it was a dislocated shoulder and listed Wu as day-to-day. However, as Wu’s condition worsen, he was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture of his right shoulder.
With his shoulder injury, the 2017 fourth-round draft pick ended up missing the 2018 Taiwan Series and the opportunity to play for CPBL All-Star in the exhibition game against Samurai Japan.
*Note: In the past two months, there were several news reports on Wu’s condition. Some listed as shoulder lacerations, some listed as shoulder Inflammation.