Technical support issues
Kim exited from ankle ligament rupture
Uh, fractured nose, injured calves
Both teams have been sluggish lately with one win and three losses
SK and KT are faltering in the 2023-2024 Professional Basketball League. DB ranks first (27 wins and seven losses), SK ranks second (23 wins and 11 losses), and KT ranks third (20 wins and 12 losses). SK and KT, however, have faced unfavorable factors such as injury and power loss of their key guards and star players Kim Sun-hyung and Huh Hoon.
Kim Sun-hyung ruptured his ankle ligament during a game against LG on the 9th. It is expected to take four to eight weeks to recover.
Huh Hoon, who was playing with a face shield mask due to a fractured nose bone, felt pain during the game against DB on the 10th and was diagnosed with a ruptured fascia in his left calf. It takes three weeks to treat and is expected to be able to play around mid-February. It is time to take the reins to chase the top spot, but SK and KT's recent performance is not good. In the last four games, DB has three wins and one loss, while SK and KT have one win and three losses.
Besides Kim Sun-hyung, SK Wyverns pitcher Huh Il-young and Ahn Young-joon were also sidelined due to injury. SK lost 75-88 to Korea Gas Corporation, ranking eighth.
Oh Jae-hyun is filling in Kim Sun-hyung's absence in SK Wyverns, and Jung Sung-woo is filling in Heo Hoon's absence in KT Wiz. Oh Jae-hyun has scored 14.8 points and 2.5 assists on average in the last four games, while Jung Sung-woo has 6.3 points and 6.3 assists. Notably, his performance is evaluated as improving over and over again in games.
SK manager Jeon Hee-chul said, "Now there should be no player who gets hurt more," adding, "We have to endure it as well as possible." KT manager Song Young-jin said, "Heo Hoon's treatment and rehabilitation may be longer," adding, "Jung Sung-woo's playing time will be longer."
Sunday, January 28, 2024