Top actor Won Bin received an operation due to a ruptured knee ligament. The military authorities said Tuesday that the actor had had problems with his knee ligament before joining the military and recently suffered a partial rupture of his left knee ligament while serving his military duties in the front line.
Having taken sick leave from April 1 until 19, Won is now in a medical unit after receiving the operation in a hospital in Seoul. He will take another sick leave for a week from Wednesday to receive treatment in Seoul.
“Won should have had a though examination for his knee ligament before he joined the military. But he did not do that for fear that he could be suspected of attempting to evade military service,” a military source said. “A military hospital diagnosed that he needed an operation, so he took a leave of absence and had the operation.”
After the additional leave, Won will return to his unit, but it will be difficult for him to continue to serve in the front line.
Born in Jeongseon, Gangwon Province close to the front line, Won joined the military in November last year and was dispatched to a border guard unit in the front line. He is to be promoted to private first class.