Latest Badminton News and Articles

Olympics-Lee needs 'miracle' to make London shuttle

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 24 May 2012
Posted by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 528

 May 24 - World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei needs a miracle if he is to take part in the London Olympics after suffering an ankle injury, a top Malaysian official said on Thursday.

 
Lee, beaten by Chinese rival Lin Dan in the 2008 Beijing final, tore an ankle tendon in a Thomas Cup match against Denmark's Peter Gade in Wuhan earlier this week.
 
"We are all very sad that Chong Wei has suffered an injury that will hamper his Olympic preparation," Malaysia's Youth and Sports Minister Shabery Cheek told the Star newspaper.
 
"We don't know how long he will need to recover and it will probably be a miracle if he does make it in time. He'll have the best treatment possible.
 
"Most importantly, there is no pressure on him to recover fast."
The Olympics begin on July 27.
 
The National Sports Institute's chief executive officer Ramlan Aziz attempted to put a positive spin on an injury which will badly dent Malaysian morale for London.
 
"After looking at the MRI, we have a clear picture of Chong Wei's injury," Aziz told Malaysia's Bernama news agency.
 
"It is not serious and I hope he can recover quickly and return to the court soon," he added after reviewing the initial test results.
 
"The orthopaedic surgeons (said) Chong Wei will be able to recover in four weeks or less and that is good news to us."
 
Aziz said, however, that further scans would be done to ensure Lee is properly fit for London.
 
"We'll also need to do further scans to get a clearer picture of the injury and give him the proper treatment," he said. "Hopefully, there will be no need for surgery.
 
"All I can say now is that he'll probably need to rest for three to four weeks."
 
Lee's injury triggered alarm in Malaysia, with the 29-year-old the badminton-obsessed country's best hope of winning a first Olympic gold medal.
 
His great rival, Lin, said he hoped to see Lee compete in London.
 
"It's a pity that Chong Wei is injured," said Lin. "He's my friend and I hope he will recover in time for the Games."
  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

YouTube

Replays: Sudirman Cup 2015

2015 Sudirman Cup badminton video

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Scott Evans wins, Chloe Magee loses opening match in Baku

By Ian O'Riordan From their first conception to their swift

Anthony Sinisuka Ginting wants to break into top 50

By Irawaty Wardany Jakarta: Anthony Sinisuka Ginting may no

SEA Games: Indonesia beat Thailand 3-2 for men's team gold

Singapore: Indonesia won their first badminton gold medal at

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Recommended badminton news for you