Local media in the United States have also shown great interest in Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who was recently sidelined for three months due to a left ankle injury.
Major League Baseball Trade Rumors, which covers baseball news in the United States, reported on the 25th (KST) that Lee will need ankle surgery, which will keep him out for the season.
Earlier, the Kiwoom club announced on the 24th that Lee Jung-hoo was diagnosed with a damaged left ankle extensor ligament and required surgery. The rehabilitation period is three months.
The news of Lee’s season-ending surgery reached the United States. Lee is aiming to enter the major leagues after this season.온라인바카라
Lee was replaced in the eighth inning of the game against the Lotte Giants on April 22 after feeling pain in his left ankle. He underwent a second medical examination on the 24th.
This is bad news for Kiwoom and the Korean baseball team at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, but it’s also bad news for the major league clubs that were looking to sign Lee.
The outlet doesn’t say how the injury will affect Lee’s chances of making it to the major leagues beyond this season.
However, there’s no reason to believe it will have a positive impact. It’s best if the after-effects of the injury aren’t significant and don’t affect the post too much.
Lee Jung-hoo is an outfielder in the Korean Professional Baseball League. This season, he overcame an early-season slump to post a .319 batting average and .863 OPS in 85 games before his injury.
His best season was last year, when he batted .349 with 23 home runs and 113 RBIs in 142 games, with a .421 OPS and .996 slugging percentage. Most notably, his wRC+ reached 182.