Reporter Seongdae Moon = Hyundai E&C, which replaced foreign player Yasmin, was in an emergency this time as the vacancy of libero Kim Yeon-gyeon overlapped.
On the 8th, Hyundai Engineering & Construction said, “As a result of a close examination of Kim Yeon-gyeon, who injured his left ankle, he was diagnosed with a partial rupture of the right ligament.”
Kim Yeon-gyeon injured his left ankle just before the end of the second set in the match against Heungkuk Life Insurance on the 7th. Kim Yeon-gyeon seemed to be in severe pain, and was supported by his teammates to leave the court.
Kim Yeon-gyeon was unable to play in the third set, and Hyundai E&C lost with a set score of 0-3. The match, which had been equal, rapidly tilted towards Heungkuk Life Insurance after Kim Yeon-gyeon was eliminated.
Hyundai E&C has won 15 consecutive wins since the start of this season. Hyundai E&C, which has strong air defense, seemed to have no opponent. Yasmin played the role of a solver to score a difficult toss, and Yang Hyo-jin took charge of the center line and led the offense and defense. Kim Yeon-gyeon, the core of the defense, threw himself to block the opponent’s brunt.
Until the middle of the season, Hyundai Engineering & Construction’s chances of winning the regular league for two consecutive years seemed high.
However, Hyundai E&C started to falter. After the Pepper Savings Bank match on December 18 last year, Yasmin suffered back surgery and could not play a single game.
Hyundai E&C struggled with local players such as Yang Hyo-jin, Jeong Ji-yoon, Hwang Min-kyung, and Hwang Yeon-ju. However, in 12 games without Yasmin, they were shaken with 7 wins and 5 losses.
Hyundai E&C (21 wins, 5 losses, 60 points) is struggling to keep first place, but it is a situation where Heungkuk Life Insurance (20 wins, 6 losses, 60 points) is allowed to chase down to the bottom of the chin.
To make matters worse, even Kim Yeon-gyeon broke away from the battle line. Kim Yeon-gyeon recorded the most digs in the league this season. It ranks first with an average of 5.78 digs per set. He is a resource as important as the main gun because he is a player who plays the role of boosting the team’s momentum with his fighting play. 토토사이트
Hyundai E&C only has 10 games left this season. If you miss a win against a mid- and low-ranking team, the result can be fatal.
Hyundai E&C plans to use Montaño, a substitute for Yasmin, in an away match against Pepper Savings Bank at Pepper Stadium in Gwangju on the 10th.
Nothing has been verified about Montaño. However, as a result of Montaño’s interaction with the players, he is evaluated as a player with considerable speed and height.
Backup players such as Mi-re Han and Joo-ha Kim will fill the gap left by Kim Yeon-gyeon.
An official from Hyundai Engineering & Construction said, “We expect a hiatus for Kim Yeon-gyeon for about two weeks, but if he is in good condition, there is a possibility that he will go to the game sooner after the test.”