The 4-time GSL Code S champion Jung Jong Hyun, better known to us as Mvp, has suffered somewhat of a serious injury, that is, Cervical Kyphosis. Put simply, it's a backwards curvature of the neck, resulting most probably from being in front of a computer for extended periods of time, tilting the neck backwards causing the actual spinal chord and neck to withstand copious amounts of stress.
PlayXP has reported that although this disorder can be very serious and severe, Mvp's case will be treated with care and shouldn't affect his gaming career too much, stating that he's been actively seeking therapy to soothe the problem. A quick summary of the injury in detail can be found below, courtesy of the Maryland Spine Center
The injury in detail:
The word kyphosis is used to describe a "C"-shaped curve in the spine. A "kyphosis" curve has the opening of the "C" in the front of the body. This type of curve is the opposite of a "lordotic" curve in the spine. A lordotic curve has the opening facing towards the back. The normal spine has both types of curves, but in small amounts. These curves become a problem when they are larger than normal - the larger the curve, the more serious the problem. Many different conditions can lead to an excessive kyphosis.
The thoracic, or mid portion of the spine, normally has a kyphotic curve. The curves of the spine are usually measured in degrees. A thoracic kyphosis is normal when measured at 20-40 degrees. The cervical spine (neck) and lumbar spine (lower back) have "lordotic" curves that face the opposite direction - like a backward "C".
MVP seeking treatment from a doctor.
Again, although this can be a very serious disease if not treated properly and in its early stages, worse results could occur, but in MVP's case they are treating it very well and the therapy has been said to have been helping lately; this arises after multiple stream viewers and spectators of the HSC5 event stated that MVP's playing was a bit off, saying that it just didn't look like he was really trying -- this is the reason. Updates on how MVP is doing and how he fully recovers will be coming shortly. For now, let's wish him well and hope that he can continue to perform as expected from his many fans.
Posted 10 months ago: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 03:58:18 +0100