Lee Chung-Yong Suffers Broken Leg on International Duty

  • January 13, 2015 | By Chris Mann
  • URL Short URL: http://b-ac.es/39146

Lee Chung-Yong's participation in the Asian Cup is almost certainly over, after the midfielder suffered a fractured leg in South Korea's 1-0 victory over Oman.

Chung-Yong won his 65th international cap in their opening group fixture, on Saturday, but was stretchered off the field with 12 minutes to go after finding himself on the receiving end of a sliding challenge from Abdul Al-Mukhaini.

South Korea boss Uli Stielike initially calmed fears of serious injury, believing the 26-year-old could have been fit to face Kuwait earlier on Tuesday, but Chung-Yong has since flown back to South Korea for a further assessment on the problem and is reportedly facing a spell of three weeks on the sidelines.

Transcribed by The Bolton News, a KFA spokesman said: "Yes, he has a fracture in his right leg. But it's not serious, it's a hairline fracture."

The former FC Seoul midfielder missed nine months of action between July 2011 and April 2012 after suffering a double break to his right leg in a pre-season friendly at Newport County.

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