KT signature star Heo Hoon out 4 weeks with broken nose…face shield required

Suwon KT’s signature star Heo Hoon will be out of action for four weeks due to a broken nose.

A KT official said on the 13th, “Heo Hoon broke his nose. He has been diagnosed with a broken nose and will need to devote four weeks to recovery.” 스포츠토토 “He will have to undergo surgery and will need to wear a face shield for a while after his return.”

Heo fell to the court after being hit by Lee Won-seok’s elbow with 8:55 left in the third quarter of the 2023-2024 regular season home game against Seoul Samsung at the KT Arena in Suwon on Nov. 12.

Lee Won-seok, who was trying to get away from Moon Sung-gon and Heo Hoon as they pressed hard for a moment, grabbed the ball and swung his arms, leaving Heo Hoon’s nose bleeding as he lay on the court screaming in pain.

KT, which led 50-44 at the time, allowed Samsung to pull away after Heo left the court, eventually losing 94-99. With the victory, Samsung narrowly snapped a 22-game road losing streak, the longest in the history of professional basketball, which began in 1997.

According to KT officials, Heo Hoon, who was given the final diagnosis, said that Lee was “just unlucky” rather than accusing him of intentionality.

Since returning to professional basketball after completing his military service on March 15, Heo has averaged 16.5 points and 4.3 assists in 10 regular-season games, playing nearly 26 minutes per game. In those 10 games, KT went 6-4.

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