Today, both Zeng Cheng and Zhu Chenjie left the Suzhou Division due to injuries, which means that they have already bid farewell to the Super League this season.
During the pre-match warm-up against SIPG’s Derby in the second round, when Zeng Cheng made a pounce on the ground, his little finger stuck on the turf and broke it, causing an injury to his right little finger. In the 120-minute fierce battle and the subsequent penalty shootout, Zeng Cheng endured the pain and persisted, and saved SIPG's threatening shots many times.
Although Zeng Cheng sticks to the goal with his tenacious will and quality, from his performance, the outside world does not see that he is fighting with injuries, so in the second half, Shenhua’s other two goalkeepers Li Shuai and Ma Zhen have been preparing in the warm-up zone. Everyone did not notice any abnormality in the activity.
After the game, Zeng Cheng's finger pain intensified. Yesterday, he was accompanied by a team doctor to the hospital for a film examination. The result of the examination was a bone fracture and a torn ligament in the little finger of his right hand. It is estimated that it will take 3 to 4 weeks to recover. The first match of Shenhua's AFC Champions League group match will be held on November 18th, and the last group match will be against Ulsan Hyundai on December 3. According to the calculation of the recovery period of 3 to 4 weeks, Zeng Cheng still hopes to catch up with the AFC Champions League.
This is Zeng Cheng’s second finger fracture this season, and the last time he was injured in Suzhou. At the beginning of June this year, Shenhua went to Suzhou for a closed training camp to prepare for the league. Zeng Cheng injured his finger during a training session, causing bone fracture. It is understood that the location of Zeng Cheng's bone fracture is different from the previous one.
Another person who bid farewell to the Super League this season due to injury is international Zhu Chenjie. During the winter training in Shenhua Dubai in March, Zhu Chenjie sprained his right ankle. During this period, the injury was repeated and the pain was obvious. Later, he was diagnosed with an old fracture of the distal end of the right tibia. He also missed the national team training in May. After rest and adjustment, the pain and swelling improved significantly. In order not to miss the league, Zhu Chenjie has always been conservatively treated. By taking painkillers and strengthening the ankle bandage, he insisted on finishing the first stage of the league and the two rounds of the Derby. According to Shenhua News Officer Ma Yue, after returning to Shanghai, Zhu Chenjie will undergo minimally invasive surgery to completely cure the injury. Due to surgery, Zhu Chenjie has basically bid farewell to this season.
Source: thoughtful Shanghai Author: Gan Hui