While it was unclear when Yasmin Bedart (27) would return to the court, the break in the V-League All-Star Game was precious to Hyundai E&C.
Hyundai E&C will play the first match of the 5th round of the women’s division of the ‘Dodram 2022-2023 V-League’ against GS Caltex at the Suwon Gymnasium at 7:00 pm on the 2nd. At the end of the 4th round, Hyundai E&C, which suffered two consecutive losses to GS Caltex (January 20th) and Korea Expressway Corporation (24th), maintains an uneasy lead with 20 wins and 4 losses and 57 points. Contrary to the expectation that he would build a solo system with 15 consecutive wins at the opening, he could not shake off the pursuit of Heungkuk Life Insurance (18 wins, 6 losses, 54 points).
The departure of foreign player Yasmin was fatal. At the end of last year, he suffered a herniated disc surgery and missed 10 games. Hyundai Engineering & Construction manager Kang Seong-hyung said, “It would be good to have 2 or 3 wins without Yasmin,” but Hyundai E&C coach Kang Seong-hyeong harvested 6 wins, which exceeded the expectations, but the hiatus is showing signs of getting longer. Initially expected to return in the 5th round, Yasmin is focusing on rehabilitation without joining team training yet. His back injury is chronic, so he is feeling the burden of digestion in practice, and his treatment area is inflamed again.
The burden is borne by domestic players. Hwang Yeon-ju, a 37-year-old veteran who had filled Yasmin’s void with an average of 15 points, suffered a sharp drop in stamina at the end of the fourth round. In the road construction match on January 24th, it only scored 6 points, and Hyundai E&C lost helplessly with a set score of 0-3.
Hyundai E&C is even considering recruiting new foreign players. The V-League allows replacement players to be recruited by submitting a medical certificate when an existing foreign player is injured for more than four weeks. 안전놀이터 An official from the club explained, “It is literally still in the consideration phase,” and “I hope that Yasmin will return as soon as possible, but the longer the hiatus is, the more the burden on domestic players increases, so I am preparing for the situation.”
Hyundai E&C got a valuable break thanks to the All-Star Game held on the 29th of last month. After finishing the road construction, I took enough rest for 8 days. They were reconvened after two days off in order not to lose their sense of actual fighting, but it was enough time for key players such as Hwang Yeon-joo to recover their stamina. Yang Hyo-jin, Lee Da-hyun, and Kim Da-in participated in the All-Star Game, but they did not consume much stamina.