Badminton World number one a doubt for Asian Games

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Reuters) - World number one Lee Chong Wei is a doubt for next month’s Asian Games badminton event with an ankle injury, the latest in a list of niggling ailments.

The Malaysian two-times Commonwealth Games champion is to undergo an MRI scan to determine the extent of the injury.

“He complained of pain ... on Saturday (after his return from New Delhi). I had a look at it on Sunday and we are now investigating the injury,” Malaysia’s National Sports Institute director Ramlan Aziz told Malaysia’s Star newspaper.

“According to Chong Wei, he felt pain during the final match at the Commonwealth Games.

“We will not be able to make any conclusion on his preparation for the Asian Games, not until we are able to review all the reports following the treatment he gets over the next few days.”

The Asian Games takes place in Guangzhou, China, from Nov. 12 to 27. Lee is in the opposite half of the draw from his nemesis Lin Dan of China and champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia.