Kuala Lumpur: Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei’s hopes of competing in next month’s Asian Games were boosted on Friday when the Malaysian returned to training after an ankle injury.
Lee injured his ankle in the successful defence of his Commonwealth Games title in New Delhi earlier this month and underwent an MRI scan to assess the damage sustained in the gold medal match.
“He will start with a light workout... and he will be monitored closely by the NSI (National Sports Institute),” Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Kenny Goh said in Friday’s edition of the Malaysian Star.
“We will be able to get a full report on his status from the NSI after this.”
Lee is top seed for the Asian Games which takes place in Guangzhou, China, from Nov. 12 to 27.