Chiangrai United confirmed Kyaw Ko Ko would miss the rest of this season with a severe injury in an emotional message to supporters on their official website.
Kyaw Ko Ko had to be stretchered off in the 76th minute of Chiangrai’s 1-0 win to Pattaya United last weekend after twisting his knee and being knocked unconscious. According to the full detail of his injury provided by the club, the Myanmar international suffered a variety of injuries, including a ligament injury.
As a consequence, Kyaw Ko Ko will be required to undergo surgery and it may take about half a year for him to recover from the injury, which means he could be ruled out for the remainder of the Thai League 1 season.
For the worst, the loaned Yangon United striker will be likely to miss out the 2018 AFF Championship, which will take place at the end of the year, with the national team.
Joined Chiangrai United on a one-year loan deal, Kyaw Ko Ko has a tougher start as he battles for a place in the Thai club’s lineup, facing competition from the likes of Cleiton Silva and Bajram Nebihi.
With Kyaw Ko Ko being ruled out for the remainder of the season, Chiangrai United have to find another player to fill in the ASEAN player slot that the Burmese left.