Faker Shares Update On His Wrist Injury

25 Sep 2023
Tit Krajnik 25 Sep 2023
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  • Faker spoke about his wrist injury which kept him out of pro play for four weeks
  • According to the mid laner, the discomfort is now gone following extensive treatment
  • Despite the improved situation, Faker is still not playing at 100%
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League of Legends pro player Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, who is currently competing at LoL Asian Games 2022 as a part of the South Korean team, has shared an update on his writs injury. According to the LoL superstar, he is feeling much better but has not recovered fully yet.

Widely considered the best LoL pro player of all time, Faker has had quite a turbulent season, mainly due to the wrist injury he suffered in the summer that kept him out of pro play for four weeks.

During his absence, in LoL Champions Korea (LCK) 2023 Summer, Faker was replaced by T1 academy mid laner Yoon "Poby" Seong-won; however, his absence was noticeable, as T1 won just one of eight series with the star mid lane.

The three-time LoL world champion returned to action ahead of the final week of the LCK 2023 Summer regular season and helped his squad regain traction and make the finals of the LCK 2023 Summer Playoffs, qualifying for the LoL World Championship 2023.

However, despite Faker's return to pro play, there were still some concerns about his form and whether he has fully recovered from the injury. Thankfully, Faker provided a quick update for his fans, stating that he was feeling better and was ready to play.

Faker provided the update after South Korea's 2022 Asian Games group stage match against Kazakhstan, comforting his fans who eagerly await for Faker to attend the LoL World Championship and chase his record-breaking fourth title.

"Thanks to the treatment I received in Korea, the discomfort is gone now. I think my form dropped a lot after the injury, but I've been improving since then, and I'm getting better and better because the discomfort is gone compared to when I was in Korea. I feel much better now and don't need any more treatment."

Even though Faker believes he is not 100% ready yet, he will have plenty of time to get back in form. The 27-year-old is currently competing at the 2022 Asian Games as a part of the South Korean LoL national team, where South Korea already won their two group stage matches – against Kazakhstan and Hong Kong – and qualified for the playoffs.

In the first round of the playoffs, South Korea will face off against Saudi Arabia and will likely meet with China in the semifinals.

Faker's recovery comes as a major boost for South Korea and the team's chances to win the 2022 Asian Games, as well as T1 ahead of the 2023 LoL World Championship, where T1 will look to end their international drought, which started back in 2017.