August 07, 2017 10:09
Ki Sung-yueng of Swansea City is likely to miss Korea's last two qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Korea will face Iran on Aug. 31 and Uzbekistan on Sept. 5.
Swansea manager Paul Clement on Saturday said Ki, who had knee surgery in mid-June, needs three months of rehabilitation, suggesting that Kim could be back on the pitch by mid-September.
Ki's combination of offensive and defensive skills makes him a key player on the national team. His absence means Korea, which is already struggling, is likely to face an even tougher challenge getting through the next two matches.
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