Lee Jung-hyun is surprising by showing an excellent performance despite a microfracture of the elbow.
The team that gets the most attention in the 2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball playoffs is Goyang Carrot. Despite various adverse events such as non-payment of salaries due to financial difficulties of the parent company and the departure of ace Jeon Seong-hyun, they defeated Ulsan Hyundai Mobis in the semifinal playoffs and advanced to the semifinal playoffs. It was the result of the combination of coach Kim Seung-gi’s excellent resourcefulness and the players’ fighting spirit.
At the center is Lee Jung-hyun, who quickly emerged as the team’s ace. 온라인바카라Lee Jung-hyun played an average of 36 minutes and 46 seconds in 5 games of the playoffs against Hyundai Mobis, recording 24.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists. In Game 2, he even exploded a whopping 34 points. Carrot defeated Hyundai Mobis after a bloody battle in the 5th game with Lee Jung-hyun and Didric Lawson at the fore despite Jeon Seong-hyun’s poor condition.
However, the physical condition of Lee Jung-hyun, who played nearly full-time in each game in the playoffs, is not normal. He is complaining of pain in his ankles, calves, and thighs due to his accumulated fatigue. In fact, after entering the interview room after the game, he had ice packs wrapped all over his body. I am also very tired physically.
To make matters worse, another bad thing happened. A microfracture of his left elbow in the first leg of the quarterfinal playoff against Anyang KGC. Lee Jung-hyun, who usually had a bad elbow, collapsed after colliding with Oh Se-geun in the middle of the first quarter. In the process, his elbow hit the court, causing excruciating pain and swelling. After the game, he went to the hospital and had a detailed examination, and as a result, a microfracture of his elbow was discovered.
However, Lee Jung-hyun could not rest. Because he knew that if he was left out, the team’s strength would suffer greatly. He appeared in Game 2 after having taping on his left elbow. And in 37 minutes and 31 seconds, he scored 32 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 steals, including 4 3-pointers, leading Carrot’s 89-75 victory. Carrot, who suffered a crushing defeat by 56 points (43-99) in the first game, returned the series to the starting point by showing his potential once again with Lee Jung-hyun at the head.
After the game, Lee Jung-hyun said about his physical condition, “His elbow was constantly bruised as he hit the court after an offensive foul or a finishing move under the goal. He went to the hospital after Game 1 and they said he had a microfracture. Fortunately, the doctor said it was okay to participate in the game, so I am running. He said the only cure was rest. It hurts just to press, but it’s not so bad that he can’t run, so he endures and runs,” he said.
Currently, not only Carrot Lee Jung-hyun, but also Kim Kang-seon (ankle) and Kim Jin-yu (waist) are struggling with injuries. Nevertheless, he showed his potential and was able to play two more games in front of home fans. Regardless of the outcome of the semifinal playoffs, the Carrot team deserves applause.