Badminton world number one Kento Momota is anticipated to be out for another three months after absconding with his life in a deadly car accident. The Japanese star was traveling to Kuala Lumpur International Airport on January 13 when the van he was in hit with a truck.
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Bevan, called the van’s driver, died at the – scene, while three other passengers also survived. Back-to-back world champion Momota is a massive hope for home-based gold at the Tokyo Olympic but his trial has harshly stuck his arrangements.
He hurt numerous cut wounds to his expression, a cracked muzzle and a broken eye hole after the crash which came a day after he had won the Malaysia Masters. The 25-year-old had facemask surgery this weekend and first wanted to return for the All England Open in Birmingham next month.
However, the injury to his eye socket was exposed later after he protested of the double dream while living at a training site, and has pushed back his retrieval. He now appearances probable to return in May, with the Tokyo Olympic Games opening on July 24.
Japan head coach Joo-bong said “This one really took me by amazement. We’ll just have to see how it goes after surgery. I want him to priorities his recovery without rushing it.”
Momota was engaged to hospital in Malaysia after the coincidence, before returning home. A twisted was noticeable between his eyebrows when he arrived at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.
The three other travelers were the Japanese team’s associate coach Yu Hirayama, team physiotherapist Akifumi Morimoto and Hawkeye system operator William Thomas. Kyodo News stated that most of the travelers were numb at the period of the crash. Momota is wanting for Olympic improvement at the Tokyo Olympic. He was disqualified from seeming at Rio 2016 after taking part in unlawful gambling.