10G 1-9 sluggishness, even injury to the main axis… DB director Lee Sang-beom’s worries

“I don’t want to see the trainer’s face… .”

Lee Sang-beom, director of Wonju DB (53), continues to worry. This is because two of the key players suddenly left the front line. Dewan Hernandez (26, 205 cm), a foreign player who averaged 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds, injured his groin, and Kang Sang-jae (28, 200 cm), who scored 8.6 points and 5.4 rebounds, injured his thigh. Of course, since two big men are missing at the same time, the weakening of the bottom of the goal cannot be avoided for the time being. Demetrius Treadwell (31, 201 cm) was brought in as a temporary replacement for Hernandez, but he needs time to adapt.

It will take longer than expected for Hernandez to return after suffering a torn upper groin muscle. This is because it is not a commonly injured part such as the calf or hamstring, and there is no treatment other than rest. Director Lee’s expression, as he explained the situation, was also tinged with concern.

The situation of the team is not good. ‘2022-2023 SKT Adot Professional Basketball’ has only 1 win and 9 losses in the last 10 games. After finishing the first round with 6 wins and 3 losses, they are walking through a long tunnel of sluggishness. In the home game against Seoul SK on the 11th, they were also defeated 68-97, and coach Lee said, “This is a game that should not be played and should not be played. Above all, I am sorry to the fans.” The performance wasn’t that good.

Hernandez and Kang Sang-jae are also a problem, but ace Doo Kyung-min (31) is also worried because his knee is not in good shape. The average 안전놀이터 playing time of Doo Kyung-min this season is 25 minutes and 4 seconds. However, in the last two games, including the Daegu Korea Gas Corporation match (18 minutes and 57 seconds) and the SK match (17 minutes and 6 seconds) on the 9th, both played less than 20 minutes. Director Lee said, “(Doo Kyung-min) has to manage the injury to the line where it does not come out in 3-4 weeks. If it overdoes it, it needs to be replaced immediately.” Even normal operation of Ace is difficult.

As the situation is like this, I have no choice but to wipe my heart out of surprise whenever the trainer reports the players’ physical condition. Director Lee’s bitter joke, “I wish I hadn’t seen the trainer’s face,” is hard to hear.