Lee Hyun-joong (23), who took a breath to recover from his injury, runs again for the NBA challenge.
In an interview held on the 13th at Hotel Peyto Gangnam, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Lee Hyun-joong said, “I will leave for America on the 15th. When I arrive, I will meet Dr. Richard Perkel, who operated on his foot, and confirm it, and then I will start my schedule later.”
Lee Hyun-joong, who declared his NBA draft challenge last year when he was a junior at Davidson University in the U.S., suffered bad news that injured his spine and ligaments in his left foot during a workout with clubs in June. It was his biggest injury since he started playing basketball.
He fell short of the 58 starting list in the NBA draft that same month, and then underwent surgery on his left foot.
Lee Hyun-joong, who came to Korea with regret behind him, devoted himself to rehabilitation for about six months.
Lee Hyun-joong said, “My foot broke during the workout, and the injury was so great that I felt that something was wrong at the moment. I remember going to the hospital without thinking about anything because I was in so much pain.” . 카지노사이트
However, he did not evaluate that the injury only became a ‘stumbling block’ for him.
“I was frustrated at first, and it was very difficult mentally,” said Lee Hyun-joong, “As time passed, I thought that if I struggled alone, I would become ‘poison’. I was also able to learn how to make it. It was a grateful experience.”
He smiled, saying, “I definitely feel stronger (than before the injury). Before, I didn’t know how to use my feet properly. I think I was able to prevent a bigger injury thanks to this injury. I was lucky.”
Prior to the interview, Lee Hyun-joong revealed a 15-minute rehabilitation exercise at the 3Ps Performance Lab in Seocho-gu.
After sweating and exercising his core and lower body, he confidently said, “I haven’t received a doctor’s confirmation yet, and I haven’t played with players in the US, but I think I’m in 100% condition.”
Lee Hyun-joong, who is returning to the United States, plans to continue challenging the NBA by pushing for a contract with the G-League, an NBA lower league.
Regarding the failure to be nominated for the rookie draft, he frankly confessed, “If I said I wasn’t disappointed, I would be lying. I was also frustrated.” You have to think about whether you will become a player,” he stressed.
“Failure is not a bad thing,” he said. “I learned a lot through failure, and I found something to improve on. I want to keep trying even if I fail again and again. I have no fear of failure.”