Striker Hwang Eui-jo (31-Norwich City), who was temporarily suspended from the national team for illegal filming, is expected to miss up to a month with a hamstring injury.
Norwich head coach David Wagner said at the pre-match press conference for Norwich City’s 2023-2024 English Championship (Second Division) Round 19 match against Bristol City on Wednesday (KST), “Hwang Ui-jo has a hamstring injury.
He will miss the game on Sunday.”
“We hope he’ll be back this year, but we’ll have to see how he recovers over the next two or three weeks,” Wagner said, adding that it’s possible he won’t return until 2023.
Hwang scored his third goal of the season with a stunning mid-range strike in the 12th minute of the first leg at Watford on May 29, before limping off with an injury five minutes later as Norwich suffered a shock 2-0 defeat.
Hwang, who also struggled with a hamstring injury during his time at Girondins Bordeaux, had a scan on the injury, which confirmed it was not a minor one.
That’s why Wagner hopes to have him back before the end of the year.
He added that they need to find a solution to Hwang’s injury as he has been in good form and scoring goals in recent weeks.
Hwang is currently under police investigation as a suspect for filming someone who had sex with him (filming with a camera or other device under the Sexual Violence Punishment Act).
In June, a woman who introduced herself as Hwang Ui-jo’s former lover posted photos and videos of Hwang Ui-jo and women on Instagram, stating that “Hwang Ui-jo is having a relationship with a number of women and causing damage.” 카지노사이트777
Hwang Ui-jo denied the allegations of illegal filming.
The controversy spread as he sued the publisher of the post for defamation under the Information and Communications Network Act and threats and coercion under the Sexual Violence Punishment Act.
The battle for truth continued between Hwang’s side and the victim’s side.
The victim’s lawyer, Lee Eun-soo, held a press conference on March 23 and revealed the contents of the call and messenger between Hwang Ui-jo and the victim.
In the conversation, the victim said, “I told you I didn’t like it.
Why is (the video) still there? You should admit that you did something illegal,” to which Hwang Ui-jo replied, “I didn’t think this would happen.
I’m really sorry.”
On the 16th, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Department, which turned Hwang Ui-jo into a suspect, detained Hwang Ui-jo’s brother-in-law, who had been acting as Hwang Ui-jo’s manager, on suspicion of distributing the video (in violation of the Sexual Violence Punishment Act), and accelerated the investigation by forensically examining one of Hwang Ui-jo’s laptops and four cell phones.
In the midst of this, national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann substituted the suspect, Hwang Ui-jo, into the second half of the North American World Cup Asia qualifier against China on Nov. 21.
“Until we have clear facts, we can’t say he’s guilty right now,” Klinsmann said.
Hwang has scored 19 goals in 62 A-match appearances as a forward.
After helping South Korea reach the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar for the first time in 12 years, Hwang has been consistently promoted under Klinsmann, scoring goals against Tunisia in October (friendly) and Singapore in November (World Cup qualifier).
Foreign media, including the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), have also focused on Hwang’s case.
Spanish daily Marca detailed the case in an article titled “Sex tape latest edition (controversy)” on March 30.