World number one Lee Chong Wei will be out for up to a month after tearing an ankle tendon at the Thomas Cup Tuesday, seriously denting the Malaysian star's bid for a first Olympic gold medal.
Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia receives medical attention during in his match against Peter Gade of Denmark at the Thomas Cup world badminton team championships in China's central city of Wuhan. Lee was put out for up to a month with a torn ankle tendon at the Thomas Cup, casting serious doubt over his Olympic title bid in London.
Lee landed awkwardly just moments into the first match of a group tie against Denmark and was taken to hospital for what was confirmed later as a torn ankle tendon as Malaysia lost 3-2 in Wuhan.
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