May 23, 2018 09:59
Forward Lee Keun-ho on Tuesday dropped off the roster for the upcoming World Cup in Russia due to an abrupt knee injury.
The veteran striker with Gangwon FC injured his right knee during a K-League match against Gyeongnam FC last Saturday and will be sidelined with a torn ligament for the next six weeks.
With only three weeks left until the quadrennial sporting event, head coach Shin Tae-Yong now has to finish the roster with a flurry of injuries to key players including Lee, Kim Min-jae and Yeom Ki-hun.
"It's too bad we lost yet another veteran player," said Shin. "I still believe that we can have good results if players make the extra effort."
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