San Francisco Giants Lee Jeong-hoo consults with LA shoulder specialist

San Francisco Giants’ Jeong-hoo Lee will meet with Dr. Neal Elatrace on the afternoon of May 17, 2024, to decide whether to have shoulder surgery.
Jeong-hoo Lee visits Cullan-Jove Orthopedics in LA and listens to the opinion of Dr. Neil Elatrace, a top authority in the shoulder field.

This is where the decision is made whether or not to have surgery.
Lee Jung-hoo suffered a serious injury in the game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Oracle Park on the 13th when he hit his left shoulder against the fence while trying to catch Jamer Candelario’s fly in the top of the first inning.

The club’s medical staff gave the first opinion that it was ‘structural damage’.
He then decided to hear a second opinion from Dr. Ella Trache and sent Jeong-hoo Lee to LA that day.

San Francisco Giants Lee Jeong-hu undergoes surgery

Previously, local media predicted that Lee Jung-hoo would inevitably undergo some form of surgery.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the 15th, “One important positive aspect regarding Lee Jung-hoo’s left shoulder injury is that he throws with his right hand and hits with his left,” and added, “According to Stan Cone, a former Giants and Dodgers trainer, if he undergoes surgery, there will be a long recovery period.” He said, “You can shorten it.”

The media continued, ‘The doctor that Lee Jung-hoo will meet in LA is Dr. Neil Elatrace, who is an authority in the shoulder field.
He predicted, “There is a significant possibility that surgery will be performed immediately with the consent of the Giants medical staff, who diagnosed Elatrace with structural damage.”

San Francisco Giants’ most critical injury

If he undergoes surgery, the rehabilitation period is expected to be six weeks to up to six months.
A return to the second half of the season can be expected in about 6 weeks, but if more than 3 months of rehabilitation is required, this season should be considered virtually ‘closed’.

Meanwhile, San Francisco is having a hard time finding a chance to bounce back due to a series of injuries to its starting hitters.
San Francisco, which narrowly avoided being swept by winning 4-1 against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 16th thanks to ace Logan Webb’s excellent pitching, maintained 4th place in the National League West Division with 20 wins and 25 losses.

However, the lead over the district-leading Dodgers has expanded to 9 games, and the winning percentage is still at .500.
In this situation, a long-term absence after Lee Jeong-hu became inevitable.

San Francisco Giants players seriously injured

In relation to this, MLB.com cited ‘recovery of health’ in relation to San Francisco in an article titled ‘The most urgent task each team must address’.
San Francisco suffered injuries to as many as seven key hitters this month.

Designated hitter Jorge Solaire (right shoulder), catchers Tom Murphy (left knee) and Patrick Bailey (concussion), outfielders Michael Conforto (right hamstring) and Austin Slater (concussion), shortstop Nick Ahmed (left wrist), and Jeong Huda Lee. .

Among these, local media estimates that the most fatal injury was Lee Jeong-hoo.
This is because he is the team’s built-in leadoff and also plays a key role in the outfield defense.

MLB.com reported, ‘The Giants have had seven fielders leave this month alone, and center fielder Lee Jeong-hoo will soon emerge as the biggest loss.
He suffered a dislocated left shoulder when he hit the fence in last Sunday’s game, and it is difficult to expect him to return soon.

However, the Giants are fortunate that the return of Solaire and left-hander Blake Snell is imminent.’
Lee Jeong-hoo signed a six-year contract worth $113 million last winter.

This is the record for the highest contract contract for a fielder other than a pitcher or catcher in San Francisco history.
San Francisco recruited several other free agents, including Matt Chapman, Solaire, and Snell, but it was Lee Jung-hoo who put the most effort into it.

Separately from the recruitment of Shohei Otani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto (the Dodgers), the contract with Jeong-hoo Lee was pursued.
This is another reason why his injury is so painful.

In 37 games this season, Jeong-hoo Lee has a batting average of 0.262 (38 hits in 145 at-bats), 2 home runs, 8 RBI, 15 runs, 2 stolen bases, 10 walks, 13 strikeouts, on-base percentage of 0.310, slugging percentage of 0.331, OPS of 0.641, and bWAR of 0.4.
It appears that the process of regaining condition has hit a break as he hit in six consecutive games right before the injury.

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