South Korea international goalkeeper Song Bum-geun (26, Shonan Belmare) has gone down.
Shonan Belmare of the Japanese professional soccer J1 League announced on its official website on Saturday that Song Bum-geun has suffered a stress fracture of the scaphoid bone in his left foot. There was no further comment on the timing of Song’s return or the rehabilitation process.
This raises the possibility that Song will not be called up for the two A-League matches in September. South Korea, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will face Wales on Sept. 8 and Saudi Arabia on Sept. 13.
Song has consistently been called up as the “No. 3” goalkeeper behind Kim Seung-kyu (33, Al Shabab) and Cho Hyun-woo (32, Ulsan Hyundai). He was also included in Paulo Bento’s roster for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and was called up for Klinsmann’s March and June A matches.
Klinsmann has been dealing with injuries of late. Frontline striker Cho Kyu-sung (25, Mitwillan) is out with a hamstring, Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) has a quadriceps injury, and Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Celtic) has a calf injury.먹튀검증
Song Bum-geun joined Shonan Belmare from Jeonbuk Hyundai ahead of the 2023 season. Song made 24 appearances in all competitions this season, including 21 in the league, and conceded 44 goals.