Park Seung-ho (20, Incheon) has been ruled out of the South Korean national team after scoring a crucial equalizer against Honduras in the second group game of the U-20 World Cup in Argentina.
According to the Korea Football Association on Aug. 28 (KST), a medical examination revealed that Park suffered a fractured fibula and damaged triangular ligaments in his right ankle. This was confirmed by CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans performed locally.
Park Seung-ho came on for Bae Joon-ho in the eighth minute of the second half with Honduras trailing 2-0. After Kim Yong-hak (20-Portimonense) scored the equalizer in the 13th minute of the second half, Park Seung-ho headed in a corner kick from Lee Seung-won (20-Kangwon) in the 17th minute to tie the game. 먹튀검증
The joy was short-lived, as Park suddenly fell to the ground in the 20th minute and complained of pain, prompting coach Kim Eun-joong to immediately order a substitution. “There was no contact with the opponent, and Park Seung-ho complained of pain in his right shin while changing direction,” a team official explained.
Shortly after the substitution, Park was taken to a nearby hospital for a full examination and was eventually told by the national team’s medical staff that he needed surgical treatment. His rehabilitation is expected to take several months.
Park Seung-ho’s departure leaves the team’s front line to be handled by Lee Young-jun (20-Gimcheon Sangmu), who has one goal and one assist through two games.
The third group game against Gambia will be played at 6 a.m. on Sept. 29 at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, where the first two games were played.