Another ankle

Jeonju KCC ace Heo Ung suffered a right ankle injury in the middle of the second quarter in the home game against Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the 2022-23 SKT Adot Professional Basketball Round 5 held at Jeonju Indoor Gymnasium on the 9th.

Heo Woong’s right ankle was severely bent in the process of landing after attempting a shot. In the worst case, it was a scene that was so bad that you had to think about a fracture. Eventually, he had to be carried away on a stretcher.

Heo Woong suffered from an ankle injury throughout his professional career. In particular, in the process of landing after a shot attempt, he stepped on an opponent’s foot or accidentally stepped on the court floor and fell down.

In the 2019-20 season, when he was a member of Wonju DB, he suffered two ankle injuries. This caused trauma, and former DB coach Lee Sang-beom once said, “My shooting balance collapsed because of worry about the trauma of the injury.”

The injury trauma lasted longer than I thought. Heo Woong underwent ankle surgery after the 2019-20 season, but his shooting balance was not maintained for a long time. He has been sluggish for a long time to the point that it wasn’t until 2021 that he was able to try shooting at his own rhythm.

This time is no different from before. Rather, it is a situation where his ankle is greatly bent. At this point in the 5th round, it is unknown when Heoung will be able to return. Even if he returns, it is unknown how long it will take before he returns to normal condition.

It is a major bad news for KCC, which is struggling in the competition for the 6th round, and for Heo Woong himself. KCC lost the main scorer who scored 15.9 points per game, and Heo Woong has to rest again due to an ankle injury at this point in his prime.

As he has memories of suffering once, it doesn’t seem that the time to stand up again will last longer than before. However, it is also true that the trauma of his injury is hard to overcome easily. From the point of view of the club and fans, I just hope that Heo Woong’s mentality will not collapse.

On the other hand, KCC’s Lee Seung-hyeon (elbow) and Heo Woong broke away from power, and a red flag was turned on in the competition for the quarterfinals. Currently, with 17 wins and 21 losses, it is in 6th place, 0.5 game ahead of 7th place Suwon kt. There is a high carrot variable, but a 6th place shooter is desperately needed for spring basketball. 메이저사이트

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