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.”

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.


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