BEC Tero Sasana midfielder Kim Jung Woo sidelined up to 6 months

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Kim Jung-woo

The South Korean midfielder suffered from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, and will be sidelined for around six months, local news reported.

The former Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors player was forced to go out at the 24th minute of Sanana’s 1-0 victory over Muangthong United. X-ray scan results later confirmed that his anterior cruciate was damaged, and thus he will miss the majority of the 2016 season.

Kim Jung Woo has just joined BEC Tero Sasana at the winter transfer window as a free agent. Most recently, he played for Emirati club Baniyas

The veteran midfielder also played Ulsan Hyundai, Nagoya Grampus, Seongnam FC and Al Sharjah, where he impressed so much he was named on the UAE Arabian Gulf League team of the season.

On international level, Kim Jung Woo represented South Korea at the 2010 World Cup, where the Taegeuk Warriors reached the round of 16, and the 2007 Asian Cup, where he and his team-mates reached the semi-finals stage.

BEC Tero has had an indifferent start to the season, winning twice and lost twice in four matches. However, the hard fought victory over title favorite Muangthong United helped them to the sixth position on the league table.