Park Seung-ho (20-Incheon), who was forced off with an injury after scoring a crucial equaliser against Honduras in the second group game of the U-20 World Cup in Argentina, has been ruled out of the national team.

According to the Korea Football Association (KFA) on the 28th (KST), a medical examination revealed that Park suffered a fractured fibula and damaged triangular ligaments in his right ankle. This was confirmed by CT (computed tomography) and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans performed locally.

Park Seung-ho came on for Bae Joon-ho in the eighth minute of the second half with Honduras trailing 2-0. After Kim Yong-hak (20-Portimonense) scored the equaliser in the 13th minute of the second half, Park equalised in the 17th minute with a header from a Lee Seung-won (20-Gangwon) corner kick.토토사이트

The joy was short-lived, as Park Seung-ho suddenly fell to the ground in the 20th minute and complained of pain, prompting coach Kim Eun-joong to immediately order a substitution. “There was no contact with the opponent, and Park Seung-ho complained of pain in his right shin while changing direction,” explained a team official.

Shortly after the substitution, Park was taken to a nearby hospital for a full examination and was eventually told by the national team’s medical staff that he needed surgical treatment. His rehabilitation is expected to take several months.

Park Seung-ho’s departure leaves the team’s frontline in the hands of Lee Young-jun (20-Gimcheon Sangmu), who has one goal and one assist through two games.

The third group game against the Gambia will be played at the Malvinas Argentinas stadium in Mendoza, where the first two games were played, at 6am on the 29th.

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