In the coming weeks, FC Augsburg head coach Manuel Baum will have to do without striker Ji Dong-Won. The South Korean, who scored against Mainz 05 on Saturday, suffered a knee injury during his goal celebration.
In the 82nd minute, having scored a long-distance opener, Ji then had to be taken off after injuring his knee during his celebration. The club doctor fears that he could have damaged the ligaments in his knee.
“The injury is unfortunate for Ji and us,” said Stefan Reuter. “He had a really good pre-season and was in good form. The goal would have given him a boost as well. Now, he has to channel this positive energy into his rehabilitation and to get fit again.”
“I was extremely happy after scoring and then the next moment I was injured. It is annoying but I can’t change what has happened. I will now do everything I can to get back on the pitch as quick as possible,” said Ji Dong-Won after the diagnosis.