Pros 16.07.2019 — 16:06 Uhr

Ji out for several months

Cartilage damage in left knee: the Zerofiver has undergone an operation and begun his rehab

Ji will be out for 3-5 months.

Dong-Won Ji suffered an injury to the cartilage in his left knee during last week’s friendly against Sportfreunde Eisbachtal. The attacker has since undergone an operation at the Hessingpark Clinic in Augsburg. Ji is expected to be out for 3-5 months while taking part in rehabilitation.

“We are all sad and feel for Dong-Won Ji,” said Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder. “You always want to prove yourself, especially as a new player. It’s always bitter to have to go into the start of the season with an injury, especially one that causes you to miss several months. But, Ji is a great character and complete professional, and we are certain that he will return to the pitch fully fit in order to strengthen our squad in time for the second half of the season. For now, we are wishing him all the best for a successful rehab and a good recovery.”