Due to the negative news of the long-term injury of the league’s tallest middle blocker (quick striker) Yeom Eo-le-heung (19)
who was selected first overall in the rookie draft by Pepper Savings Bank in the professional volleyball women’s division. faced. 토토사이트
For Pepper Savings Bank, which is missing middle blocker resources such as Choi Ga-eun and Kim Se-bin, Yeom Eo-le-heung’s absence is bound to be painful.
According to Pepper Savings Bank on the 18th, Yeom Leheng will soon be on the operating table due to a cartilage injury in his right knee.
Recovery time after surgery is expected to be more than 6 months.
Accordingly, Yeom-eo-leheng will not be able to appear on the court until the end of the 2023-2024 season, which ends in March next year.
He played only two games in his debut season, the 2022-2023 season, and then underwent surgery on the same area, missing the entire season.
After recovery, he played in 9 games until the 19th of last month, including playing in the opening game of this season
raising expectations, but he ended up on the operating table again.
Yeom Eo-le-heung, who is the tallest female volleyball player with a height of 194.5 cm, was initially expected to succeed Kim Yeon-kyung.
Erheng, who is taller than Kim Yeon-kyung (192 cm) or Yang Hyo-jin (190 cm), was selected by Pepper Savings Bank with the first overall pick, drawing attention to her in the 2022-2023 female rookie player draft.
At the time of her draft, she was suffering from a knee injury and her lack of volleyball experience
so it was expected that the 2023-2024 season would be the time for her to start playing in earnest.
However, as he injured his knee again, a setback became inevitable for the Pepper Savings Bank team’s plans.
Difficulties are expected in forming a middle blocker right now.
Coach Joe Tringe is using Ha Hye-jin and MJ Phillips as middle blockers, but they are relatively short at 181 cm and 182 cm, respectively.
Other teams in the V-League have middle blockers in the mid to late 180 cm range.
The loss of middle blocker resources ahead of this season is even more painful.
Pepper Savings Bank did not designate starting setter Lee Go-eun as a protected player in the process of bringing in Korea Expressway Corporation ace Park Jeong-ah as a free agent.
Accordingly, the Korea Expressway Corporation designated Lee Go-eun as a compensation player for Park Jeong-ah.
Pepper Savings Bank was embarrassed and had to give up starting middle blocker Choi Ga-eun and the first pick in the first round of the 2023-2024 season rookie draft to the Korea Expressway Corporation in order to bring back Lee Go-eun.
As a result, the road construction company obtained Kim Se-bin, the most promising middle blocker, as the first pick in the first round.
In the end, Pepper Savings Bank lost all of its middle blocker resources, Ga-eun Choi and Se-bin Kim.
If there had been no mistake in designating protected players, both Choi Ga-eun and Kim Se-bin could have been playing for Pepper Savings Bank this season.
In this situation, Pepper Savings Bank suffered from a middle blocker shortage as even the tallest player, Yeom Eo-le-heung, suffered from a long-term injury.
The league is in full swing and the results are not good. Pepper Savings Bank is in 7th place, the lowest in the league, with 2 wins, 14 losses and 6 points.
The gap with 6th place Korea Expressway Corporation (14 points) is 8 points.
Moreover, Pepper Savings Bank is mired in a 9-game losing streak. There has been no win since the away game against GS Caltex on the 10th of last month.
The next opponent to be met on the 19th is IBK Industrial Bank, ranked 5th. Industrial Bank of Korea is a team with many strengths, including Abercrombie’s offensive ability, Choi Jung-min’s rapid growth, and Vonpoon Gedpard’s toss.
Attention is being paid to whether Pepper Savings Bank, which is going on an expedition to Mars, will be able to beat Industrial Bank of Korea and escape its losing streak.