After winning all three of their matches in the third round of the V-League, the IBK Women’s Volleyball team suddenly faced an ‘injury reef’.
Middle blocker Lim Hye-rim, who had been performing well, was sidelined with an ankle injury.
“Lim Hye-rim has a ruptured ankle ligament, but I don’t think she’ll be able to play in the third round,” said IBK head coach Kim Ho-cheol before the team’s match against Heungkuk Life at Samsan World Gymnasium in Incheon on Thursday, adding, “(The injury) has left us without a middle blocker. I’m very worried.”
Lim sprained her ankle when she stepped on the foot of Vanya Vukiric 안전카지노사이트 (registered name Vukiric) across the net in the Korea Expressway Corporation match on Oct. 10.
“The good news is that Kim Hee-jin can come out in the middle,” said Kim, who has lost one of his main middle blockers for the time being. “I’m worried that she might get injured while trying too hard, but she’s ready to go.”
Kim returned to the court in late October after rehabilitating from knee surgery in March.
However, she played only three matches briefly due to poor physical condition and delayed her return until the third round.
Coach Kim said, “She needs to make sure she’s ready to play, and I need to make sure I’m ready to play,” but also admitted, “It’s actually very frustrating.”
Meanwhile, Heungkuk Life will be without their star setter Lee Won-jeong, who has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Although quarantine is no longer mandatory, the club has sent Lee Won-jung home to rest in order to prevent the spread of the disease within the squad.
Heungkuk Life coach Marcello Abondanza, who lost the previous game against GS Caltex on the 9th, said, “We lost two games this season, but we are not shaken. Even if we lose, we see it as an opportunity to upgrade. We will show a good performance in today’s game.” 온라인카지노