Worrying for @OfficialBWFC that Lee Chung-yong was carried off during Korea's 1-0 win over Oman in the Asian Cup— John Duerden (@JohnnyDuerden) January 10, 2015
Not long after this tweet was posted, a GIF of the offending challenge emerged:
Soon after news of the impact of the injury broke, a comment was made by the Korean Head Coach, German-born Uli Stielike:
Korea coach Stielike says Lee Chung-yong's injury looked serious but is not. Have to wait & see if he plays next game— John Duerden (@JohnnyDuerden) January 10, 2015
There has been tons of speculation this week that LCY will soon be making his exit from the Reebok. Given his contract expires at the end of the season he is one of three stars rumoured to be on his way out along with ex-captain Jay Spearing and fellow midfielder Medo Kamara.
I hope he stays. He's too important to us.