About three weeks after returning from injury, Lee Kang-in has been sidelined again.스포츠토토
On 22 July, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) announced the injury on their official website, saying, “Lee Kang-inn, who suffered a left quadriceps injury, will need to be treated until at least the end of the A-match period.”
Lee joined PSG in the summer transfer window. He started the first two games of the season, but his injury came at a time when he hadn’t yet established himself in the team. With the recent arrival of Ousmane Dembele and the return of Kylian Mbappe to the first team, there were fewer options for Lee to utilise.
Lee Kang-in of the South Korea men’s national football team. Seo Hyung-kwon
Lee’s pre-season was also marred by injury. Lee was substituted in the first match of the pre-season against Le Havre after complaining of pain in the back of his right thigh. After skipping the Japan tour, he returned to action against Jeonbuk Hyundai at the 2023 Coupang Play Series in Busan, South Korea, only to suffer an injury to his opposite thigh.
It’s bad news for the national team, as Lee has been a key member of the squad since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He has played in all four matches under Jürgen Klinsmann, starting all but the first. Klinsmann, who is yet to win his first game in charge, has made it clear that he will not send Lee to the Asian Games but will use him in the A squad for the two A matches in Europe in September, leaving his call-up uncertain.
It’s a big blow for the Korean men’s football team as they look to win their third consecutive gold medal. The Asian Games will take place after the A-Match period, but PSG’s announcement said the “minimum” treatment period is until the A-Match in September. If it takes longer to recover, it could affect their participation in the tournament. Even if he returns to the team for the Asian Games, he will need time to regain his full fitness.