The ‘2701 Incident’, which left a big scar on Korean football, is a problem that can recur if the Korea Football Association’s mandatory system is not improved.
As the number of players traveling around Europe has increased, the level of expectations has also risen.
The reason the association promised to strengthen the medical team until March, when the national soccer team is reconvened in a statement on the 10th, is because it belatedly realized this fact.
In the soccer field, it is pointed out that it is time to revise not only the personal trainer and collaboration plan that players have been dissatisfied with, but also the attending physician system.
In the national team, the attending physician diagnoses the player’s physical condition, and the trainers follow the prescription. Depending on how well the attending physician understands the players, the treatment effect also differs.
Unfortunately, Korea is weak in this area. 카지노 The medical subcommittee of the association recommends a doctor whenever a competition is held, which is practically volunteer work. Doctors who have a deep love for football apply, but it is an honorary position, so it is difficult to bond with the players because it changes frequently.
If your doctor makes even the slightest mistake, it’s easy to lose trust. At the Qatar World Cup, suspicions were raised about the worsening injury of Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton).
According to what former national team coach Choi Tae-wook revealed in an interview with a media outlet, “I was rehabilitated after injuring my hamstring (muscles in the back of the thigh) on my team just before the World Cup, so I joined training, but two days before the first game, I was injured again. He said the root cause was that he did not properly check the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the injured area.”
Coach Choi said, “I think this problem arises because the national team’s doctor changes every tournament. It is a case that shows why there must be a ‘full-time doctor’.”
The full-time doctor system, which directly employs the primary care physician, is costly. Professor-level specialists at university hospitals are treated with more than 15 million won per month before tax. If it is difficult for the association, which is still experiencing financial difficulties due to the spread of Corona 19, to introduce a full-time doctor system right away, it is necessary to adjust the system in stages. For example, it is to establish a system in which a fixed primary care doctor is in charge, even if it is a 4-year cycle, together with the coach of the national team.
An official from the association said, “Coach Choi’s remarks are interpreted as the opinion that a system that does not miss the individual physical condition of the players is needed.” Along with the trainer problem, we will prepare for the attending physician to come up with the best alternative.”