WORLD No. 1 Lee Chong Wei out for three to four weeks after ankle injury @ Thomas Cup & Recovering for Olympic
Arghhh Datuk Lee Chong Wei can’t fight for Malaysia @ Thomas Cup due to ankle injury 🙁
I hope Datuk Lee Chong Wei can recover from his injury and able to fight till the end for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic and fight against Lin Dan and re-affirm his World No. 1 Status! You can do it! Hope you will recover soon enough for the upcoming 2012 London Olympic! Whole Malaysians are giving you the moral support!
OMG see also pain! Really really hurt!
Chong Wei’s injury is not that serious, says Dr Ramlan
THOMAS CUP FINALS
Wuhan, China (May 20-27)
SEPANG: National Sports Institute (NSI) chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Aziz believes world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei’s ankle injury may not be as serious as it seems.
He, however, admitted that they will have to conduct further scans to be sure.
Chong Wei injured his ankle on Tuesday four minutes into his Thomas Cup tie against Denmark’s Peter-Gade Christensen, forcing him to withdraw from the tournament.
It still hurts: Lee Chong Wei at KLIA on his return from Wuhan Wednesday. — M. Azhar Arif/The Star.
“I’ve received the MRI scan which Chong Wei did in China and it will take a day or two to study it before we know how severe his injury is,” said Dr Ramlan.
“We’ll also need to do further scans to get a clearer picture of the injury and give him the proper treatment.
“Hopefully, there will be no need for surgery.
“All I can say now is that it’s correct that he’ll probably need to rest for three to four weeks.”
Chong Wei arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 6.45pm yesterday and struggled to hold back his emotions once again as he fielded questions by the media.
Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek said Chong Wei will need a miracle to recover from his injury and be fit in time for the London Olympics in July.
“We’re all very sad that Chong Wei has suffered an injury that will hamper his Olympic preparation,” said Shabery.
“We don’t know how long he’ll need to recover and it’ll probably be a miracle if he does make it in time.
“He’ll have the best treatment possible and, most importantly, there is no pressure on him to recover fast.”
Source : TheStar
Chong Wei is down, but puts on brave front
KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei is back home, promising to bounce back stronger after his injury setback.
Yesterday, Chong Wei was still raw with emotion and continued to shed tears over the torn tendon in his right ankle, which has put his long-cherished dream of Olympic glory in jeopardy.
When Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Nadzmi Mohd Salleh told him not to lose heart despite the enforced layoff which will shorten his preparations for the London Games, tears rolled down Chong Wei’s cheek.
His sole focus over the last four years has been on winning the elusive gold at the Olympics.
When he regained his composure, Chong Wei said he would emerge stronger from this painful experience.
Painful experience: Chong Wei looking at an X-ray image of his torn tendon.
“It’s still quite painful,” said Chong Wei, pointing to his strapped ankle while seated in a wheelchair.
“I’m really sad that I couldn’t help the team against Denmark,” he said.
Malaysia lost 2-3 after Chong Wei limped off in the first singles.
“One has to be mentally stronger when experiencing an injury like this. I know that I will have to come out of this stronger mentally as I may lose several weeks of training,” he said.
On the gravity of his injury, Chong Wei said: “I will be meeting Dr Ramlan Aziz (director-general of the National Sports Insitute) and he will look at it again.”
Chong Wei will have another Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) screening soon.
The first MRI at a hospital in Wuhan on Tuesday showed a tendon tear that would take three to four weeks to heal.
Coach Tey Seu Bock has already laid out a plan to get Chong Wei back on his feet before the London Games.
“We will wait for Dr Ramlan’s assessment on Chong Wei’s condition. We will give him enough rest. We will start training once he can walk without putting any pressure on his injured ankle,” he said.
“We will begin with upper body exercises, but rather than focusing too much on his physical condition, I will pay more attention to reviving his confidence.
“It isn’t easy for an athlete to be back quickly after such an injury. It takes a strong mind and heart. I hope to have a good six weeks with Chong Wei before the Olympics. I think that will be enough to bring him back as a strong contender at the Games.
“I’m confident that Chong Wei’s dedication and determination will see him through,” he added.
The Olympic badminton competition will begin on July 28.
Source : TheStar
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Chong Wei out for three to four weeks after ankle injury
WORLD No. 1 Lee Chong Wei’s Olympic dream suffered a severe blow when he tore a tendon on his ankle during a Thomas Cup Group C tie against Denmark at the Wuhan Sports Gymnasium Centre yesterday.
The pain was excruciating and the shuttler wept unabashedly.
But it was the “pain” of not being able to help his Thomas Cup team-mates – and the possibility of not being at his best for the Olympics – that proved even more intolerable.
The 29-year-old is now expected to be out for three to four weeks, thus affecting his preparations for the London Games, which will be held from July 27-Aug 12.
Woe in Wuhan: Chong Wei grimacing in pain as a tournament medical officer attends to his injured ankle during Malaysia’s Thomas Cup Group C tie against Denmark at the Wuhan Sports Centre yesterday.
Chong Wei, the Beijing Olympics silver medallist, is seen as the strongest rival for defending champion Lin Dan of China.
In the group tie of the Finals, Chong Wei began as the heavy favourite against veteran Peter-Gade Christensen in the first singles event.
But, just four minutes into the game, Chong Wei screamed in pain after landing awkwardly while retrieving a shot at the baseline. The Malaysian clutched his right ankle and grimaced in pain.
The medical team rushed to help, after quite some time, but it was in vain. Chong Wei later got up, limped over towards Christensen, shook hands with the Dane and called it quits.
About an hour later, Chong Wei was later taken to a hospital, accompanied by coach Tey Seu Bock.
The injured Chong Wei being wheeled out and later taken to hospital.
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was done and it confirmed that Chong Wei has suffered a tear on his tendon.
“The doctor said that it would take three to four weeks for the injury to heal. We are making arrangements to send Chong Wei home,” said Seu Bock.
“We will conduct another MRI back home and get a second opinion on the seriousness of his injury.”
Seu Bock, however, was glad that the injury is not as bad as the one suffered by former international Wong Choong Hann at the 2006 Thomas Cup Finals.
Choong Hann was then the team skipper when he ruptured his Achilles heel during the second singles match against Park Sung-hwan in a quarter-final tie against South Korea. The injury ruled Choong Hann out for six months.
“When I saw Chong Wei on the floor, I immediately thought about Choong Hann. I was there when Choong Hann got hurt. The first thing I checked was to see whether Chong Wei could move his toes. I was relieved when he could,” he said.
Then, Malaysia went on to beat South Korea to reach the semi-finals.
But yesterday, Chong Wei’s defeat saw Malaysia losing 2-3 to Denmark.
Horror show: Koo Kien Keat covers his face after making a mistake as Goh V Shem looks on during their second doubles match against Denmark’s Jonas Rasmussen-Joachim Fisher.
Seu Bock said that Chong Wei was very sad and down-hearted and kept asking why it had happened to him during his short stay at the hospital.
“He felt bad that he could not contribute a point for the team. He was also worried about the Olympic Games and wondered why it had happened so close to the Games. He is emotionally down,” he said.
“All he needs right now is some good rest and a time to recover from this setback. We still have time before the Olympic Games and we can help him to regain his confidence.”
Thomas Cup Results – Malaysia vs Denmark
Group A: China bt Indonesia 5-0
Group B: Japan bt Russia 5-0
Group C: Denmark bt Malaysia 3-2 (Peter-Gade Christensen bt Lee Chong Wei 1-2 rtd; Carsten Mogensen-Mathias Boe bt Tan Boon Heong-Hoon Thien How 21-17, 21-23, 21-11; Jan O Jorgensen lost to Liew Daren 15-21, 13-21; Jonas Rasmussen-Joachim Fischer Nielsen bt Koo Kien Keat-Goh V Shem 21-18, 21-15; Hans-Kristian Vittinghus bt Mohd Hafiz Hashim 21-17, 17-21, 19-21).
Group D: South Korea bt Germany 5-0.
Group A: China bt Indonesia 5-0
Group B: Taiwan bt Holland 3-2
Group C: South Korea bt Germany 5-0.
Group D: Japan bt Denmark 3-2.
Source : TheStar