The fighting spirit of Kim Hee-jin (31) is tearful. After the game, the condition of the knee makes it difficult to walk properly.

Kim Hee-jin played a full set in the home game against GS Caltex held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Indoor Gymnasium on the 11th. Kim Hee-jin was responsible for 14 points, the third highest in the team after Santana (23 points) and Pyo Seung-joo (20), contributing greatly to the home game victory.

After the joy of victory that was tasted in the enthusiastic cheers of the home fans subsided, the knee pain that Kim Hee-jin had endured came back. Kim Hee-jin’s expression twisted several times as she checked the condition of his right knee while removing the pressure tape that had been wrapped around him.

Kim Hee-jin took part in the Tokyo Olympics two months after knee surgery last year and ignited her fighting spirit in the semifinals. And it was digested through the 2021-2022 season. His operated knee had no choice but to break again.

Kim Hee-jin, who only played as a substitute at the beginning of the 2022-2023 season in the aftermath of a knee injury, started starting before GS Caltex on November 23, the third game of the second round. IBK’s performance, which had been struggling with 2 wins and 6 losses until the previous game, also rose vertically to 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 games after Kim Hee-jin started playing.

The enthusiastic support of IBK fans who visited Hwaseong Gymnasium and the enthusiasm of Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon, the home stadium of Heungkuk Life Insurance, are in no way inferior. Like Heungkuk Life’s Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Hee-jin’s stake in the IBK fandom is huge.

For her team’s performance and to repay fans’ support, Kim Hee-jin is enduring painful knees while running.스포츠토토

The moment the game ends, fans who have filled the stadium hurriedly pack their bags and leave the gym. Not to go home quickly, but to get a good seat in front of the club bus to greet the players.

Kim Hee-jin, who left the stadium, greeted the fans with high-fives before getting on the club bus. Kim Hee-jin, who had thick icing on his right knee, had a smile on his face.

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