“It’s unfortunate, but we have to do better.”
KGC Ginseng Corporation Libero Yellow (29) suffered an Achilles tendon rupture injury while participating in the 2022 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) held after the end of the 2021-22 season. Everyone expected that he wouldn’t be able to play for up to a year.
However, Nolan quickly improved his condition through strong mental strength and steady rehabilitation treatment. He expected to return in the late 4th or early 5th round, but Yellow made his comeback as a substitute in the last game of the 3rd round before Korea Expressway Corporation (January 4, 2023). At that time, he successfully returned with a receiving efficiency of 62% and catching 10 digs.
Afterwards, Yellow continued to step on the court. KGC Ginseng Corporation’s rear line was firmly guarded. Nolan played 19 games and finished the season with a record of 48.46% in receiving efficiency and 4.514 digs per set.
Nolan, who recently met with MK Sports at the KGC Ginseng Corporation practice gym located in Shintanjin, Daejeon, said, “It was the first time I was seriously injured. Honestly, I was very worried about whether I would be able to function properly, regardless of whether or not I played volleyball. There were a lot of limited actions. But as he continued to play the season, he got better. I entered an important period and the team win or loss was important, so I think I paid more attention to that part than my body.”
“It is true that it is difficult. Didn’t you prepare properly during the off-season? It was nice to come back quickly, but it was hard. It was different from preparing for the technical and physical parts in the off-season.” 크크크벳
He made a quick comeback and successfully returned to the court, but Nolan could not laugh. This is because the team tried to play spring volleyball for the first time in six years, but failed again this time. KGC Ginseng Corporation ranked 4th with 56 points (19 wins, 17 losses). Third place Korea Expressway Corporation has 60 points (20 wins, 16 losses). If only one point had been added, the semi-playoffs would have been held if the difference between the points was less than three points.
However, due to 1 point, the semi-playoff was not held, and KGC Ginseng Corporation did not go to spring volleyball again. I had to watch spring volleyball outside. I had to look with envy at the reverse miracle of the 3rd place Highway Corporation in the championship match, which I could have met at JunPO if I had only won 1 point.