SF Giants lose Jung Hoo Lee for the season, proving they may be cursed

The Giants lost arguably their most exciting player.
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The SF Giants announced today that Jung Hoo Lee will be out for the season after having surgery on his torn labrum. It is a brutal loss for a Giants team that sure looks like they may be cursed right now with all of their injuries.

SF Giants lose Jung Hoo Lee for the season, proving they may be cursed

When Jung Hoo Lee crashed into the fence on Mother's Day, it looked really bad right away. Sometimes injuries can be misleading, but the way that Lee looked on the ground and the way Mike Yastrzemski was calling over the trainers it just looked like a bad scene.

Announcer Mike Krukow knew right away that it could be a shoulder dislocation by the way Lee was grabbing at his shoulder. That is exactly what it was, and it became clear that this would not be a quick stint on the IL for Lee.

Now we know the full extent of it: a torn labrum and losing most of the season. It is an absolutely brutal loss for the team.

Of all the new additions this offseason, Lee was the one that had the most intrique and excitement. This is because we did not fully know what we were going to get. He had shown promise in Korea, but how would his game translate to the major leagues?

While his hitting was a little inconsistent in the two and a half months of action he saw, it definitely looked like he belonged in the big leagues. His bat-to-ball skills were evident from the start and he played a very impressive center field.

He was the exact thing the Giants had been looking for: an everyday player with personality and excitement who fans could recognize at the top of the lineup each and every day. Now they lose that for the rest of the season.

One can only hope that this injury will not linger for the rest of his career. We know that a lingering shoulder injury hampered Cody Bellinger for years. It would be a shame if that happened to Lee as well.

On the bright side, he is young and there is a chance that he will make a full recovery and get back to the player he is capable of being.

But losing him for the season, along with the poor play and injuries that have riddled the team so far this season, just play into a general feeling that the 2024 Giants may be cursed.

It is still early and there is still time to turn things around, but losing Lee is a big blow to this team.