It is a mountain beyond a mountain. As Hyundai E&C, the No. 1 player in women’s professional volleyball, lost key libero Kim Yeon-gyeon (30) to injury, a red light was turned on for the lead.
Hyundai E&C said on the 8th that Yeongyeon Kim was diagnosed with a partial rupture of ligaments in her right ankle as a result of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination at the hospital. Yeongyeon Kim was advised to have her ankle immobilized for two weeks. The club added that he would undergo further examinations in two weeks.
In the match against Heungkuk 메이저놀이터Life Insurance on the 7th, Kim Yeon-gyeon injured his right foot, the stepping foot, while tossing the ball at the end of the second set and collapsed on the court. Afterwards, Kim Yeon-gyeon left the stadium in the arms of a club official, and as a result of the examination, it was found that he needed to recover for more than two weeks.
It is a lightning bolt for Hyundai E&C. The departure of Kim Yeon-gyeon, who was responsible for the team’s defense with spider web defense and stable receiving, was painful. Kim Yeon-gyeon was making a big success this season, ranking 1st in the league in the dig division (5.778 per set) and 4th in defense (7.626).
It was more painful because it was a lightning bolt that came out of the situation where the leading Mercury was in danger. Hyundai E&C lost to Heungkuk Life Insurance with a set score of 0-3 in the game on the 7th when Kim Yeon-gyeon was injured, allowing a tie (60 points). In the number of wins (21 wins), he managed to hold on to the top spot.
Hyundai E&C has to play without Kim Yeon-gyeon for the next two weeks. Three games scheduled for two weeks. Hyundai E&C, which meets the lowest ranked Pepper Savings Bank on the 10th, meets mid-ranking teams such as Korea Expressway Corporation on the 14th and KGC Ginseng Corporation on the 17th. However, considering that Kim Yeon-gyeon needs more than two weeks of recovery time, he may have to play without Kim until the last game of the 5th round (against IBK Industrial Bank on the 22nd).
The fortunate thing is that a new foreign player who will play the role of ‘main gun’ is joining. Hyundai E&C has been playing without a foreign player for two months as Yasmin Bedart (registered name Yasmin) fell off the horse due to back pain, but recently recruited a new foreign player Yvone Montaño (28, registered name Montaño) to fill the void. . In the game on the 7th, he could not play because the player registration process was not completed. It seems that he will be able to participate in the match against Pepper on the 10th.
There are 10 regular league games left until the championship. Attention is focusing on whether Hyundai E&C, which wisely overcame Yasmin’s crisis of vacancy, will be able to overcome the departure of the core libero. Kim Yeon-gyeon’s vacancy is expected to be filled by liberos Kim Joo-ha and Lee Young-joo.