Injury Casts Doubt on Yeom Ki-hun's Inclusion in World Cup Roster

  • By Seok Nam-jun

    May 10, 2018 11:03

    Yeom Ki-hun

    Yeom Ki-hun, a midfielder for Suwon Samsung Bluewings, injured a rib during the first leg match in the round of 16 at the AFC Champions League in Ulsan on Wednesday.

    Yeom fell to the ground in the match against Ulsan Hyundai following a rough tackle by Austrian defender Richard Windbichler in the 76th minute. He was unable to stand for some time.

    "We confirmed that Yeom's rib on the right was fractured," said Suwon Samsung Bluewings after a medical checkup.

    Yeom was expected to compete in the upcoming World Cup in Russia that kicks off next month, but due to the injury, he might not be included in the final roster to be announced next week.

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