If Jeon Kwang-in can’t run, someone has to fill the vacant spot.
Hyundai Capital outside heater Jeon Kwang-in suffered a ligament rupture in his right ankle at the Korea Electric Power Plant on the 9th. His recovery is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks. It is impossible to participate in the playoffs starting on the 24th. Even if he advances to the championship match, it is unknown whether Jeon Kwang-in will appear.
Jeon Kwang-in is playing the most important role across his offense this season, with 11.9 points per game, 56% attack success rate, and 40% receiving efficiency안전놀이터. As the team’s captain and leader, he also leads the young players. It is difficult to imagine a postseason without a fan.
Hyundai Capital, which gave up the regular league title to Korean Air, is burning its will to stand on top in the postseason. To do this, it is necessary to fill the empty seat of Jeon Kwang-in.
Is it a paving stone for this? In the KB Insurance match on the 14th, Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong excluded key players such as Heo Soo-bong, Oreol, and Choi Min-ho from the lineup. They all went to the stands and took a break. Instead, Moon Seong-min played as an apposite spiker, and Kim Seon-ho and Hong Dong-seon played as outside heaters. For those who did not get much playing time this season, it was an opportunity to raise their game sense.
In the beginning of the game, I was lost, and in the first and second sets, there was a lot of shaking in the beginning, but Hyundai Capital showed the potential to lead the game to the 5th set. In particular, Kim Seon-ho’s performance stood out. Kim Seon-ho was responsible for 15 points with a respectable attack success rate of 50%. Receive efficiency was also high at 40%. He also scored 3 points as a serve and showed various abilities across the offense and defense.
This season Kim Seon-ho didn’t get many chances compared to his last two seasons. This is the first time I’ve played as a starter. He lacked playing time, scoring only 9 points in 33 games. However, he was chosen by coach Choi at the most important moment, and showed the possibility that Kim Seon-ho could take the place of the role if a situation arises where Jeon Kwang-in could not play or could not play all the games.
The performance of veteran Seong-min Moon was also good news for Hyundai Capital. He showed cool offense after a long time and scored 23 points. Like Kim Seon-ho, he spent less time on the court this season, but through this game, he showed that it is still worthwhile to use. Despite the set score 2-3 defeat, it was a harvest that Hyundai Capital obtained.