Ham Ji-hoon, the pillar of Hyundai Mobis, couldn’t even play the 4th game after the 3rd game.
2022-2023 SKT A-Dot professional basketball Goyang Carrot and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis playoff game 4 held at Goyang Gymnasium on the 8th. Looking at the score sheet after the game, I was a bit puzzled. Ham Ji-hoon, the pillar of Hyundai Mobis, did not participate even for a second. He did not step on the court in Game 3 and also missed Game 4.
The reason was back pain. Ham Ji-hoon suffered a minor back injury during a practice match at the end of the regular season. Because of this, he was absent or had only limited playing time. Hyundai Mobis virtually finished the regular season without Ham Ji-hoon.
Ham Ji-hoon, who focused on recovery, contributed to the team’s victory with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the first leg of the playoffs against Carrot. However, a back condition worsened again and he was rested in Game 3. He was originally scheduled to play in the 4th game, but on the morning of the 8th he suddenly complained of back muscle pain and was unable to play. 바카라사이트
Hyundai Mobis manager Jo Dong-hyun said, “I suddenly complained of back muscle pain this morning (8th). Even in the 3rd game, my back was not good, and because of the flow, I didn’t have to put (Ha) Ji-hoon, so I gave him a break. I was going to send Ji-hoon out today to finish the series, but muscle pain came up. In the 5th game, I think he will have to keep checking to see if he can play,” he explained why Ham Ji-hoon did not play.
Hyundai Mobis, who lost the pillar of the team, knelt down to Carrot with a score of 80-87. I had an advantage with 2 wins and 1 loss, but I gave up the 4th game and went down to Ulsan with a burden. To make matters worse, Choi Jin-soo, who was showing good condition recently, suffered an ankle injury and left the team.
The vacancy of Ham Ji-hoon was felt the most in the second quarter. Hyundai Mobis struggled with Carrot’s trap defense. Ronjay Avarientos and Seo Myung-jin, who were ahead, made 7 turnovers in the 2nd quarter alone. There was also a rare 8-second violation here.
Manager Jo Dong-hyun said, “When the opponent is pressing and defending, Ji-hoon plays the role of bridge the best. He personally thinks that reading the flow and acting as a bridge is the best thing in KBL. In fact, I expected the opponent to strengthen their trap defense. I wanted Ji-hoon to solve it, but he couldn’t because of his back.”
Ham Ji-hoon missed the 3rd and 4th games due to back pain. Will he be able to come back in game 5 and save Hyundai Mobis from a crisis? It is expected that the direction of the game will change greatly depending on whether Ham Ji-hoon participates or not.