Liu Ying out for six months

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MIXED dou­bles shut­tler Goh Liu Ying is out of the World Cham­pi­onships in Glas­gow, Scot­land.

The 28-year-old re­cently un­der­went surgery on her right shoul­der in Ger­many (Sport­sklinik Halle) and is ex­pected to be ruled out for the next six to nine months.

BA of Malaysia (BAM) pres­i­dent Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria con­firmed the news re­gard­ing Liu Ying on Wed­nes­day be­fore send­ing the Malaysian con­tin­gent off to Gold Coast, Aus­tralia for the Sudirman Cup that starts next week.

“As you know Liu Ying is in Ger­many and has just un­der­gone surgery on her shoul­der.

“The surgery took 45 min­utes and I am happy to say that the doc­tors have iden­ti­fied the is­sue fi­nally. All this while, it was an in­ter­nal dam­age that was not re­ally clear when we got the ini­tial MRI scan re­sults.

“Fol­low­ing the surgery, Liu Ying will not be able to hit over­head shots for the next four months.

“The doc­tors will now look into her knee prob­lems. Liu Ying (who un­der­went surgery on both knees in 2014) has yet to fully re­cover and is still very much trou­bled by it.

“All in all, she will be placed un­der a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme for the next six to nine months.

“De­pend­ing on her progress, we hope to see her back on court as soon as pos­si­ble,” said Norza.

Na­tional No 2 Tan Kian MengLai Pei Jing have been named by BAM to re­place 2016 Rio Olympic Games gold medal­lists Chan Peng Soon-Liu Ying at the world meet in Au­gust.

It is still un­clear if Peng Soon will com­pete at the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games with a scratch part­ner.

The other Malaysian mixed dou­bles who are ex­pected to play at the bi­en­nial Games are Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie. Fabian Peter

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