Jesse Lingard’s Nightmare Spell in South Korea Persists with Another Injury Setback

Jesse Lingard’s Nightmare Spell in South Korea Persists with Another Injury Setback

Rene Otinga
updated at April 14, 2024 at 8:12 AM
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  • Jesse Lingard has suffered yet another injury setback
  • The forward has played a handful of games for his new side FC Seoul
  • He shared an update on his condition on his social media on Saturday

It can’t get any worse for Jesse Lingard

The former Manchester United star has suffered another setback in his attempt to revive his career as he recently underwent knee surgery.

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Jesse Lingard in action during the K-league game between Seoul FC v Jeju United on March 17, 2024 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)
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Lingard is now set to be out for at least a month.

After leaving Nottingham Forest as a free agent, the 31-year-old surprised everyone when he made the switch to South Korea, joining FC Seoul.

However, despite moving to a seemingly less competitive league, Lingard has experienced a rocky start to life with his new club.

His short spell so far has been rigged with waves of criticism from his own manager Kim Gi-D, who is losing patience with the former West Ham man for his lack of match fitness.

According to talkSPORT, Lingard has made just three appearances for FC Seoul and played a total of 103 minutes of football with no goals or assists.

Lingard’s Instagram update

On Saturday, April 13, Lingard shared a post on his Instagram, updating his followers that he had undergone a successful surgery.

“Successful surgery on my meniscus , thank you for all the messages ❤️ everything happens for a reason,” he wrote on the caption.

Lingard signed a two-year at FC Seoul, meaning he still has plenty of time to get his career back in the right direction.

However, he will have to really impress his manager, who has openly criticised him for his past performances.

The FC Seoul manager recently handed the £17,000 a stinging rebuke after a game against Jeju United.

“Even though he came on as a substitute, he didn't work hard and avoided tussle.” Kim said.
“The name value has no meaning on the pitch. I will tell him this exactly.”

Lingard’s subtle response to manager

Sports Brief also reported on how Lingard appeared to issue a response to his manager over recent criticism.

Instead of fighting back, he has taken the high road, sharing a noble message on Instagram on Thursday, April 4.

Lingard shared a gallery of photos, including one of himself sitting on the grass, alongside others from a training session in the gym.

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