PETALING JAYA: Mixed doubles ace Goh Liu Ying has gone to Germany to fix her injury woes for good.
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said Liu Ying left for Halle on Saturday with National Sports Institute (NSI) physiotherapist Sandra Fiedler to get a second opinion on her injuries.
The 29-year-old Liu Ying will be treated at Sportklinik Halle, a renowned sports clinic known for its high success rate in athletes’ rehabilitation programmes.
Liu Ying and Chan Peng Soon were runners-up at last year’s Rio Olympics and this year’s All-England. But Liu Ying has yet to play after suffering a shoulder injury at the Indian Open in April.
Liu Ying was also ruled out for almost a year after undergoing surgeries on both her knees in 2014.
Said Norza: “The experts at the medical centre in Halle will look into her shoulder injury and her old knee injuries too. We’ll wait for their feedback on her condition. She’ll be there until June 9.”
It looks like Liu Ying may have to forgo the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, from Aug 21-27 if she fails to recover from the injury.
“Liu Ying is tired of going through the injuries. We understand her predicament and are giving her our full backing and financial support. We want to prolong her career,” said Norza.
“It doesn’t matter if she does not get to go to the world meet ... we want her to stay on until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This is a long-term measure,” added Norza, who attended the contract signing ceremony between world No. 1 men’s singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei and 100PLUS yesterday.