Lee Chong Wei injured his ankle in Wuhan, China.
World Number 1, Lee Chong Wei suffered an ankle injury today, while representing the country in the Thomas Cup final.
He suffered a tear in his tendon muscle (ankle) while leading 2-0 against Denmark's Peter Gade in the first set of the Malaysia-Denmark match.
Chong Wei will be flown home tomorrow to undergo treatment at the National Sports Institute (ISN) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur.
I picked this up at Reuters:
May 22 (Reuters) - World number one Lee Chong Wei limped off in tears after suffering a serious ankle injury during a Thomas Cup match on Tuesday, leaving his dream of an elusive Olympic gold medal hanging in the balance.
The 29-year old Malaysian landed awkwardly after just five minutes in the match against Denmark's Peter Gade and was forced to retire.
"His ankle is so swollen. He needs further checks to see the depth of the injury," Rashid Sidek, the national singles chief coach of Malaysia, told reporters in Yuhan, China.
"We have decided that he would not play in the Thomas Cup finals. We want him to have enough rest before the Olympic Games in London.
"He was crying and was so emotional. He must have been thinking about the Olympic Games too. For now, all he needs is some rest and time to regain his confidence."
**Hmmm.., Malaysians have to wait for the outcome of the treatment at ISN before we can know whether Lee Chong Wei will be ready for the Olympics or not. Just pray for the best !!!
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