In the meantime, when Hwang Hee-chan suffered a hamstring injury, he could not play for 3 weeks at the shortest and 2 months at the longest.
Wolverhampton won 3-0 against Liverpool in the 22nd round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Molyneux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England at 0:00 am (Korean time) on the 5th. With this, Wolverhampton rose to 15th place with 20 points.
From the beginning of the game, Wolverhampton took the win. In the 5th minute of the first half, Hwang Hee-chan’s cross from the right side hit Joel Matip and went straight into the net, resulting in an own goal. Wolverhampton continued to push. In the 12th minute of the first half, in a free kick situation, Craig Dawson scored an additional goal to widen the gap.
Bad things happened in the midst of good things. In the 38th minute of the first half, in Wolverhampton’s counterattack situation, Hwang Hee-chan started a sprint to receive a pass from Matheus Nunes. However, he immediately grabbed his right hamstring and collapsed. Hwang Hee-chan recognized that the situation was not good by sending a replacement signal to the bench. In the end, Hwang Hee-chan was replaced by Adama Traore and left the ground. 안전놀이터
It’s a sad situation. Hwang Hee-chan suffered his second hamstring injury this season alone. Hwang Hee-chan suffered a hamstring injury ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Hwang Hee-chan was named to the final roster, but since joining the national team, he has not been able to properly train his team. In the end, Hwang Hee-chan could not play against Uruguay and Ghana. Fortunately, he was substituted in the match against Portugal and scored a come-from-behind goal to soothe the disappointment.
This is Hwang Hee-chan’s fourth hamstring injury officially counted since his professional debut. According to the football statistics media ‘Transfermarkt’, Hwang Hee-chan suffered a hamstring injury in Salzburg in the 2017-18 season and had to concentrate on recovery for a total of 66 days. In the meantime, Hwang Hee-chan missed a total of 13 games. He suffered a hamstring injury after moving to Wolverhampton. Hwang Hee-chan missed a total of 49 days due to a hamstring injury from December to February in the 2021-22 season. At that time, Hwang Hee-chan could not play in 6 games.
As such, the recovery period for hamstrings varies greatly. In addition, Hwang Hee-chan suffered an injury to his left hamstring before the World Cup, but this time a problem occurred with his right hamstring. These parts also seem to affect the recovery period.
The specific duration of the injury will be released after the examination. Coach Hulen Lopetegui also expressed regret over losing Hwang Hee-chan for a while. After the match against Liverpool, coach Lopetegui announced, “It’s a pity that Hwang Hee-chan was lost due to a hamstring injury. He will be out of power for a few weeks.”