South Korea national soccer team “starter” Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk) is facing another injury setback.
Kim Jin-soo started on the left flank against El Salvador in an exhibition match at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on Tuesday, but was forced to leave the field with an injury in the 13th minute of the second half with the team leading 1-0.
Kim, who had been rested in the friendly against Peru on the 16th (South Korea’s 0-1 loss), collided with “teammate” Lee Jae-sung (Mainz) and suffered a severe swelling on his right cheek. 안전놀이터
Holding his face, Kim went off the field and returned to the sideline, but eventually signaled that he would not be able to play.
Kim explained his condition in the postgame mixer.
He said, “I went to the hospital. I broke my cheekbone and jaw. I was diagnosed with an orbital fracture. I think I need surgery.”
During the March convocation, Kim Jin Soo also suffered a back injury and had to take about two months off. This time, the orbital fracture will force him to leave the team.
Kim is no stranger to injury, having missed the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia due to injury. Before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he took extra precautions to prevent injuries.
“I thought I couldn’t get hurt anymore, but then I hurt my face. I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t injure myself, but I was hit and injured, which was quite unfortunate. It hurt my heart. (It was even worse because of my family,” he said.
“I feel sorry for my family the most. They told me that after the surgery, I’ll need to recover for about two months. I can’t help it. But I think I’m fortunate that I wasn’t injured for a long period of time (to recover).”
“After I left the stadium, I watched (the game on TV) briefly in the hospital. I didn’t see the goal. It was a game we should have won. We had a lot of chances in the first half. It was a game where it was very important to score and it was important for the defense to do a good job at the back 토토사이트순위.”