Injured: A leg fracture has sidelined South Korea midfielder Lee Chung-yong, effectively ruling him out of the rest of the Asian Cup


Lee was stretchered off in the 78th minute of South Korea’s 1-0 win over Oman in Canberra on Saturday with the Bolton Wanderers midfielder having come off second best, following a lunging tackle by Abdul Salam Al Mukhaini.

After the match South Korea’s coach Uli Stielike had played down concerns about Lee but subsequent scans have revealed the 26-year-old is likely to miss three weeks, which would ensure he plays no further part in the tournament.

“Yes, he has a fracture in his right leg,” a spokesman for the KFA told PERFORM.

“But it’s not serious, it’s a hairline fracture.”
While the spokesman insisted the Stielike and South Korea’s medical staff have yet to make a final decision on Lee, he did concede that it would be “impossible” for the winger to play a part against Kuwait on Tuesday.

With the final of the Asian Cup to be played on January 31 – exactly three weeks after Lee sustained his injury – there is a slight possibility he could play again in the continental championships if South Korea went that far, but the KFA are also considering sending the Bolton man home.

For more sports news visit allSports.com.gh

Comments:
This article has 0 comment, leave your comment.

Comments