"Even before entering the military, his knee was not in the best condition," said the Red Brick representative. "It is unfortunate that we have to share news of his injury when he had been participating in military life in a positive fashion. We hope he will recover and return to his military service soon."
Choi had the option of enlisting in the promotional unit of Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. However, he declined to accept this special enlistment term, which would have been less physically demanding, and chose instead to serve his mandatory enlistment in active duty.
National Defense Ministry rules state that an injured soldier can take medical leave of up to one month with possible extensions depending on the patient"s condition.