T1 Faker will not be playing in the LCK for the next games, with Academy player Yoon “Poby” Sung-won stepping into the unkillable demon’s shoes for the upcoming games. The reason for Faker’s absence is a hand injury which is keeping him from his professional games for the time being.
T1 has published an official message, giving a detailed explanation of Faker’s injury and diagnosis while offering reasons for his extended absence. According to the message, after x-rays and MRI examinations, his condition is not improving so rest is the only way for his hand to heal so that he can come back stronger.
Continue reading to see T1’s full response:
A Message from T1
The staff and players at T1 have received the greatest energy from the fans’ endless support and love. With that said, ‘Faker’ will take a temporary break due to his injury starting with today’s match against DRX
Recently, Faker’ showed symptoms of pain in his right arm and hand. He underwent a thorough examination at a hospital when his condition did not improve. Fortunately, no major abnormalities were shown in the x-rays and MRI results. And after discussions with the coaches, players and team – the decision was made for him to take a break to focus on his treatment and recovery.
Though we were aware of the many concerns for ‘Faker’, we hope that you understand that the announcement was done at this time as it had to align with the reveal of the roster entry for today’s match as well as it being part of the team’s strategy.
We will make sure that he receives all our support in receiving the best physical therapy treatments and taking part in rehabilitation programs – so that he can concentrate solely on his recovery to make his retum to the regular season of the 2023 LCK Summer Split and show his greatest performance once again.
We are asking all T1 fans to show continued support and energy so that Faker’ makes his retum in top condition.
Additionally, we hope that you send your energy and cheer for T1 Esports Academy (T1A-Challengers’ team) ‘Poby’ as he has been called up for his LCK debut today.
Thank you. T1
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