“In a weird way, it worked.”
Samsung’s “giant shortstop” Lee Jae-hyun, 20, recently had a heartbreaking moment. He dislocated his shoulder while playing defense. He could have been out for a long time. But it didn’t last long. Lee laughed.
“They told me that the bone that fell out when I dislocated my shoulder went right back in,” the Samsung manager said before the 2023 KBO League regular season game against KIA at Samsung Lions Park in Daegu on April 18. He said he feels fine.”
In the bottom of the third inning against SSG in Munhak, trailing 0-2, Choi made a diving catch on a hit by Choi Ji-hoon with no outs. He threw to second base to complete the double play.
That’s when he dislocated his left shoulder. It was dislocated, a bone had fallen out. Despite the pain, he concentrated on throwing to second base, but was unable to finish. He was helped off the field.
A day later, on the 14th, he was examined at the club’s designated hospital. It wasn’t a major injury, but a mild inflammation in the shoulder area. I was told that I needed to be observed for two to three days.
He had already suffered a shoulder injury in June. I landed on my shoulder during a baseball play and impacted the ground. I was worried that he had dislocated his shoulder again, but he was back in the lineup three games after the injury. I wonder when he got hurt.
In the end, I was lucky. The shoulder came out and then went right back in. “I’ve never had a dislocated shoulder myself, so I don’t know exactly, but according to the player himself and the training part, his shoulder came out and went right back in,” said Park Jin-man.
“Lee Jae-hyun is a full swing player. He swings with all his weight, and I think that might have had something to do with it. I can’t say that this swing caused the shoulder dislocation. But I told him to keep it simple and short,” he laughed.
I caught up with Lee briefly afterward. I asked him about his shoulder, and he said, “My shoulder is fine now. There’s no pain. It was dislocated and then it went right back to its spot. I was like, ‘Is this going to work? It’s weird how that happened. I was surprised,” he smiled.
“I don’t have any pain right now, but to be honest, I’m nervous. I don’t think I should do a head-first slide in the middle of a match. I will be as careful as possible,” he added.
Lee Jae-hyun is Samsung’s ‘treasure’. In 104 games this season, he is batting .247 with 10 home runs, 42 RBIs, 41 runs scored, a .304 on-base percentage, a .381 slugging percentage, and a .685 OPS. Samsung hasn’t had a 10-homer shortstop in a long time.토토사이트
There’s only one question left. There is no alternative to Jae-hyun Lee. Lee Jae-hyun needs to play well. Management is key.