Professional volleyball women’s Hyundai E&C faced the greatest crisis with the leading Mercury.
Hyundai E&C lost to Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 5th round of Dodram 2022-23 V-League held at Suwon Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 7th with a set score of 0-3 (21-25 25-27 15-25).
As a result, Hyundai E&C, who recorded the 5th loss (21 wins) of the season, equalized the second place Heungkuk Life Insurance (20 wins, 6 losses) with 60 points. Although they managed to keep their lead in the number of wins, they were in danger of allowing a reversal.
What was even more painful than the loss was the injury of the starting pitcher, Kim Yeon-gyeon.
Yeongyeon Kim injured her right foot during the dig at the end of the second set. He fell on the court and was in pain, and eventually left the stadium with the club staff hugging him.
According to Hyundai E&C, Kim Yeon-gyeon was diagnosed with a partial rupture of ligaments in his right ankle as a result of the MRI examination, and he will have to fix his ankle for two weeks, and will undergo additional examinations afterwards.
As a result, Kim Yeon-gyeon is away from power for a while. The vacancy of the main Libero, the No. 1 in the dig division this season, is felt rather large.
From the perspective of Hyundai E&C, it is inevitable that Kim Yeon-gyeon’s injury and departure will be regrettable.
This season, Hyundai E&C seemed to be on its own when it started winning 15 consecutive wins, but in December of last year, foreign player Yasmin Bedardt left due to a back injury. Yasmin couldn’t step on the court last year on December 18 last year against Pepper Savings Bank, and Hyundai E&C has been playing for over a month with only domestic players. 안전놀이터
Hyundai E&C succeeded in maintaining its leading position by enduring well with 7 wins and 5 losses despite only playing with domestic players, but all of the losses recorded this season came without Yasmin.
As Yasmin showed no signs of returning even after the All-Star break, Hyundai E&C hired a new foreign player, Yvone Montaño (registered name Montaño).
The addition of Montaño, who also won the top scorer for two consecutive years when he was active in the Swiss league in the past, was expected to be a great help to Hyundai E&C’s leading position.
Hyundai E&C was on the verge of becoming a full team again with the recruitment of Montaño, but the unexpected departure of Kim Yeon-gyeon due to an injury created a hole in the defense.