PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Here’s a positive sign ahead of the start of Spring Training later this month.
Injured Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang posted a short video to his Instagram account Friday afternoon of himself taking grounders in Florida.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Local Counties Expired; Cleanup Underway After Storms Hit
Pirates’ pitchers and catchers report to Bradenton for the start of Spring Training next Wednesday.
Then, the full squad reports on Monday, Feb. 22, and their first workout is the next day.
Kang suffered a devastating knee injury back on Sept. 17 when the Chicago Cubs’ Chris Coghlan slid into him his left leg.
Kang had to be helped off the field by two members of the Pirates training staff.READ MORE: 2 Deaths, 1 Injury Being Investigated At North Central Regional Jail In West Virginia
He later underwent surgery to fix a “displaced lateral tibial plateau fracture with a lateral meniscal repair.” The Pirates said he would need 6 to 8 months to recover from the injury.
Last month though, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle offered some encouraging news about Kang’s recovery.
“He’s working hard six days a week,” Hurdle told 93-7 The Fan. “He’s in a better place than we thought he’d be at this time, so we’re going to remain optimistic and give him every opportunity to continue to improve.”MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Election Officials Ready For November
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