Since the return of Park Ji-soo (25), Cheongju KB, which was on the rise and was looking forward to advancing to the semifinals, was struck by lightning.
Park Ji-soo was diagnosed with a finger injury and needed surgery. A season out is expected.
According to the KB team on the 4th, Park Ji-soo injured his finger while shooting a blot in the 4th quarter against Bucheon Hanawon Q on the 1st. Tests revealed ligament damage from a dislocated left middle finger. A KB official said, “I heard that the rehabilitation period after surgery is expected to be at least four weeks. He explained that it is difficult to play in the remaining 8 games this season.”
Park Ji-soo, who led KB as a unified champion last season, was diagnosed with panic disorder in July of last year and was away from the court for a while. KB opened the season without Park Ji-soo, played 13 games without Park Ji-soo, and hit the bottom with 2 wins and 11 losses.
It was when Park Ji-soo returned that KB dreamed of advancing to the playoffs. Park Ji-soo made a comeback on December 17 last year through Hana 1Q match, and the more he played, the more he found his power. Since his return, he has played an average of 23 minutes and 13 seconds in nine games, recording 13.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists. The synergy with Kang Isul, Kim Min-jung, and Heo Ye-eun also had a positive effect on the team. KB continued to march high with 6 wins and 2 losses, including 4 consecutive wins, before losing against Hana 1 Q on the 1st. Stopped winning streak against Hana 1Q and recorded 8 wins and 14 losses (5th place), 4 games gap with Incheon Shinhan Bank and Yongin Samsung Life Insurance (12 wins and 10 losses) in 3rd place, but with 8 games remaining, advanced to the playoffs A situation like this wasn’t impossible. However, the dream came to nothing due to the bad news of Park Ji-soo’s injury and departure. 스포츠토토
On the 5th, KB Asan Woori Bank (18 wins and 4 losses), tied for 3rd place, Shinhan Bank on the 9th, and Busan BNK (13 wins and 9 losses), which took 2nd place on the 11th, continued their difficult move.