‘Uzbek killer tackle’ knocks out Mumwensang, sprains left ankle…”We’ll see if he’s fit for the final”
Uhm Won-sang (24, Ulsan) has been diagnosed with a left ankle sprain. It remains to be seen if she will play in the final.
“Uhm Won-sang has a mild left ankle sprain and we will decide whether he can play in the final after observing the progress,” a Korean Football Association (KFA) official said on Friday (June 5).
South Korea’s Asian Games football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Uzbekistan 2-1 on Thursday at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, in the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
With the victory over Uzbekistan, which was considered one of the toughest opponents of the tournament, Hwang Sun-hong now heads to the final, where he will face “nemesis” Japan.
The match against Uzbekistan was much tougher than expected. One of the favorites to win the tournament, Uzbekistan’s physical condition is ‘Tal Asian’ with high speed and strong fighting ability.
It wasn’t just physicality. They also had guts. Throughout the game, Uzbekistan made reckless tackles that would have earned them a warning or even a direct sending off at any other stage. Korean players screamed as they were elbowed in the face, twisted their ankles, and went down.
Uhm Won-sang started this game. She used her quick feet to harass the Uzbek defense.
The problem was that Uhm Won-sang had to be replaced early due to injury. In the 17th minute of the second half, as Uhm won the ball on the right flank, #14 Yordashev, who was racing to catch up to Uhm, tried to tackle Uhm from behind, aiming for his ankle.
The tackle was on target and Uhm Won-sang fell to the ground with her ankle held firmly in place. It was a vicious tackle that didn’t even touch the ball 메이저사이트.
Uhm Won-sang was forced to leave the game early, unable to walk out of the mix zone. With his foot bandaged, he was carried on the back of a KFA staff member to the team bus.
After the game, coach Hwang Sun-hong said, “We need to check his condition, but Uhm Won-sang needs to be checked. The rest of the players are fine. There have been no injuries so far, but we need to check them until the end before making a decision.”
We asked the players themselves. Jung Woo-young said, “I hope the injury isn’t too bad. Won-sang’s brother said his ankle turned,” and he was worried about Uhm Won-sang.
In the end, Uhm Won-sang’s injury turned out to be a left ankle sprain. South Korea will face Japan in the final, but it is unclear whether Uhm Won-sang, who has been one of the best players on the right flank, will play.