GS Caltex’s plans for the season have taken a sudden turn for the worse.메이저사이트
GS Caltex announced today that it has replaced Medi Yoku (Indonesia), who was originally signed as a foreign player for the Asia Quarter, with Thai national team setter Soraya Pomra.
The reason. An injury to star setter Ahn Hye-jin. Ahn suffered a left shoulder injury during the offseason training camp in Japan last year. She missed the beginning of the 2022-2023 season due to rehabilitation and gradually returned to the court at the end of the first round. She finished the season with 110 sets in 21 matches, but the effects were lasting.토토사이트주소
This offseason, he dislocated his shoulder again and is reportedly debating between surgery and rehabilitation.
His plans for next season will have to be revised. Whether it’s rehabilitation or surgery, there’s a good chance he’ll miss the upcoming season. GS Caltex lost Lee Won-jeong to Heungkuk Life midway through last season, leaving the team with a two-setter system of Ahn Hye-jin and Kim Ji-won. In this situation, if Ahn Hye-jin were to be sidelined, Kim Ji-won would have to play the season alone.
The risk is there. Kim Ji-won was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020-2021 season for GS Caltex. She filled the spot left vacant by Ahn Hye-jin last season. She was also the first player to earn a spot on the women’s national volleyball team under Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, but she doesn’t have the “experience” to carry a full season.
Setters are the field commanders on the court. Not having a player who can steady the ship is devastating for a team. That’s why GS Caltex had to go with a foreigner for the Asia Quarterfinals.
Soraya Pomra is a consistent performer for the Thai national team. She has a wealth of experience and stable game management, including multiple championships and individual awards in the Thai League. “She has a lot of experience in the national team and international competitions,” said GS Caltex head coach Cha Sang-hyun. We are looking forward to stable operations.”
The timing of his arrival is still unknown. It depends on a number of factors, including whether he will be selected for the 2023 Asian Games, which begin in September in Hangzhou, China. “I know he has a lot of national team games,” Cha said. One good thing is that the opening game of the 2023-2024 season is a little later than other teams,” Cha said.
GS Caltex will begin training in Japan on the 13th of next month. Ahn Hye-jin will not accompany them.
“We wanted to change the team color for next season,” Cha said. We wanted to prepare for the season based on fast attacks and basics, but the challenge is to refine the existing attackers so that they can play more stably.”