Verdensranglistens number one in badminton - Kento Momota - is expected to be out in two months, after he Monday morning was involved in a car accident.
It writes the international news agency AFP.
the Wreck took place near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, a few hours after the japanese badmintonstjerne had won the finals of Malaysia Masters of Danish Viktor Axelsen.
Momota was, along with three other persons from the badmintonverdenen passengers in a car that påkørte a truck from behind shortly before dawn.
A picture from the scene of the accident. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
the Driver of the car - a 24-year-old man from Malaysia - were killed in the accident, which happened on a highway.
the 25-year-old Momota sustained in the accident scares in the face and marks over the entire body, it tells the japanese badmintonchef Kinji Zeniya, according to AFP.
He expects anyway, Momota will participate at the All England, which starts on the 11. march.
Momota had a great 2019, when he set the record with 11 tournament victories. Including the WORLD cup, All England and the asian championship.
And the Momota has initiated the 2020 in the same sovereign manner. Sunday's finale in Malaysia the Master, the 2020 season's first major tournament, he won 24-22, 21-11 over Viktor Axelsen.
pic.twitter.com/pQjM4jjnnJ— Viktor Axelsen (@ViktorAxelsen) January 13, 2020