Samsung Lions second baseman Lee Jae-hyun, who has been playing with a dislocated shoulder this season, went to the operating table yesterday (Nov. 23).
A Samsung representative said on the 24th, “Lee Jae-hyun was hospitalized at Sejong Sports Orthopedics on the morning of the 23rd and underwent surgery on the afternoon of the 23rd for left shoulder labrum. He is scheduled to be discharged on the 25th.”
Lee had been suffering from a dislocated left shoulder all season. He fought through it. In particular, on August 13 against the Incheon SSG Landers, he complained of great pain while defending, causing everyone to worry. Despite undergoing a medical examination, he showed his willingness to play by starting the next day’s three-game midweek series against the Daegu LG Twins.
His steady defense and tireless stamina earned him special praise from Samsung manager Park Jin-man, who made a name for himself as the “national shortstop” during his playing days. In September, Park Jin-man said, “When I look back at my second-year season, I wasn’t that seasoned. I don’t feel any nervousness,” he said in September.
Despite the shoulder discomfort, Lee, who had been working toward his goal of playing in every game, did not play against the Hanwha Eagles in Daejeon on May 5. He finished the season with 114 hits, 12 home runs, 60 RBIs, and 61 runs scored in 143 games. If he had played the entire season, he would have joined LG Twins outfielder Park Hae-min as the only players in the league to play full-time. Lee Jae-hyun played his role in a physically demanding position with a dislocated shoulder.
After recovering from his illness, Lee will now begin rehabilitation. A Samsung representative said, “He will wear a brace for about five weeks and do light rehabilitation training. After removing the brace, he will begin full-scale rehabilitation.” “He will be able to perform technical training about five to six months after the surgery.”
“It depends on the speed of recovery, but if he is able to do technical training in five to six months, he may not be able to participate in spring training next year, let alone play in the early season, depending on his physical condition and other circumstances. 토스카지노 주소
The surgery also left him out of the roster for the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) 2023, which will be held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan for four days starting November 16. Lee, who was named to the APBC 2023 preliminary roster, was one of the favorites to make the final roster, but the surgery will delay his international debut.
As he continues his rehabilitation, Samsung fans wish him a speedy recovery.