Lee Chong Wei has a muscle tear at his thigh and might also miss this year’s world championship. It is indeed a sad news for Malaysian badminton team.
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweeted that he was told by the National Sports Institute of Malaysia that (ISN), “Lee has suffered a tear in one of his thigh muscles making him highly unlikely to compete at C’Wealth games.”
Lee was immediately apologetic for the injury and tweeted: “To @khairyKJ & everyone, I’m so sorry I could not try to break a 3rd champion in a row for Malaysia in Commonwealth Games. Sorry.
“I will be heading to hospital tomorrow (today) at 7am for an injection on my thigh muscles that was injured since the last Thomas Cup, which didn’t get any better.
“I’m sure it’s for the best for future tournaments, namely world championship. Let’s support the rising stars. Tq for understanding.
“Admitted to the hospital now to treat my injured thigh muscles. Thanks for all the get well wishes.” he said.
Some of his fans expressed their support for the star through the micro-blogging site:.
Ridwan Radzi wrote, “@lee_c_wei get well soon datuk !” Siti ELF said, “@lee_c_wei Wish you a speedy recovery! Rest well dato’.. Take care
AriFF Tizzy Trooper! tweeted, “@lee_c_wei you have given your all. It is high time that new talents rise to the challenge. We will always support you! Our hero!”
Farah Nurman said, “@lee_c_wei you’re simply the best, Dato’. Don’t have to say sorry,we all understand and feel you. Speedy recovery & thank you! Malaysia ❤ LCW!”
The 2014 Commonwealth Games or officially known as the XX Commonwealth Games, will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, from July 23 to Aug 3.
Lee’s next venture would be the Li-Ning BWF World Badminton Championships 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark from Aug 25-31 and the 2014 Asian Games or officially known as the XVII Asiad, in Incheon, South Korea from Sept 19 to Oct 4.
The last time the badminton ace made a public apology to Malaysians was after he lost to Lin Dan in the 2012 Olympics.