Yongin Samsung Life Insurance, which was considered a rival to Asan Woori Bank, the strongest player in the women’s professional basketball league this season after a period of endurance rebuilding, is replaying last year’s nightmare due to a series of injuries to key players.

Samsung Life Insurance recorded 68.8% win rate with 11 wins and 5 losses in the first half and kept its second place, but after being completely defeated by the leader Woori Bank on the 26th of last month, it gave up all three games in January and fell into a swamp of four consecutive losses, becoming 11 wins and 9 losses. They gave up second place to Busan BNK (11 wins and 8 losses). Moreover, Incheon Shinhan Bank, which is in fourth place, has recently won three consecutive wins and is closely chasing by a car of 0.5 games.

This situation is similar to the previous season, raising concerns that it is a recurrence of a nightmare that I do not want to recall. Samsung Life continued their hopes of the playoffs with 7 wins and 9 losses in 16 games in the first half of last year, but after that, they only recorded 4 wins and 10 losses and failed to advance to the postseason by staying in the final 5th place. 먹튀검증

The cause of Samsung Life’s sudden sluggishness is injury. Against Woori Bank, which was the last match of the first half, Lee Joo-yeon and Kiana Smith left due to knee injuries. They opted for surgery side by side and were unable to complete the rest of the schedule and were out of the season. In addition, Bae Hye-yoon (average 19.13 points per game), who ranked first in scoring, also missed the KB game on the 25th due to a bad knee condition.

The bigger problem is that their injury gap is affecting the condition of other players. Kang Yu-rim, Shin I-seul, and Lee Myung-gwan are tired of playing games that are close to full-time recently, and Jo Soo-ah, born in 2003, who had experience as a sixth man, has significantly increased playing time. As the season progresses, their fatigue builds up and there is a concern that their performance will deteriorate.

But there is hope. Kang Yoo-rim and Lee Hae-ran are showing good performances despite the massive departure of key players, and Yoon Ye-bin, who was expected to miss the season due to an injury, has recently started rehabilitation and is giving hope for a return to the court. Bae Hye-yoon also said that her injury was not severe, so it is said that she will be able to stand on the court again soon.

It remains to be seen whether Samsung Life Insurance, overshadowed by the ‘injury nightmare’, can overcome the biggest crisis of the season and earn the right to advance to the playoffs.

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