KUALA LUMPUR: Goh Jin Wei (pic) is on the horns of a dilemma.
The 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games singles champion has to undergo surgery for a stomach ailment but she has yet to decide on when to do it.
If she does it now, she can forget about defending her crown at the Philippines SEA Games from Nov 30-Dec 11.
But if the world No. 35 delays it, she may jeopardise her chances of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games and may even aggravate her condition.
Jin Wei said she would make a decision after meeting her coach Datuk Tey Seu Bock and Badminton Association of Malaysia coaching director Wong Choong Hann.
“I’ve to meet them before I decide, ” said Jin Wei.
Jin Wei visited her seventh medical centre on Tuesday in the hope of finding a cure for her ailment which hampered her progress this year.
It was here that she broke down when the doctor told her that surgery was the best option.
Jin Wei, who has been undergoing non-surgical treatment, last played at the Sudirman Cup in May and the Australian Open in June before she was sidelined.
She returned to training last month but she has been experiencing good and bad days.
Choong Hann said whatever decision Jin Wei makes, they would support her.
“It would take six weeks for her to recover if she goes for the surgery and that will put her out of the Games, ” said Choong Hann.
“We have submitted a long list of players for the Games, so we can replace her if she can’t make it.”
Besides Jin Wei, the others named are Soniia Cheah, S. Kisona and Lee Ying Ying.