Monday, 20 Feb 2017 : Morten Frost is looking at a scientific approach to prevent injuries in the national team.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director has asked the National Sports Institute (NSI) to come out with tailor-made insoles for the shuttlers.
And the Dane may make it mandatory for all players to wear them.
Now, there are a number of shuttlers – Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin and Lee Chong Wei (men’s singles); Goh Jin Wei and Soniia Cheah (women’s singles); Goh Liu Ying (mixed doubles) and Soong Fie Cho (women’s doubles) – undergoing rehabilitation for injuries.
Doubles shuttlers Tan Wee Kiong, Tan Kian Meng, Woon Khe Wei and Chan Peng Soon were also injured over the last two months.
“In Denmark, it’s mandatory for players to use a proper insole if they’re in the national team. No one is allowed to be in the national team without them.
“It’s time that we take this scientific step too because we’ve lots of foot issues. I’m concerned with the number of injury cases in our team,” said Frost.
“Badminton is tremendously tough on a player’s body and feet. The NSI’s research team is working on making the insoles now,” said Frost.
Of all the injured players, Frost said he was quite concerned with national No. 2 men’s singles player Iskandar.
“Iskandar has two slipped discs. His supporting structure is not strong enough and he has to work a lot on his back. He is following the rehab diligently. It’ll take two months for him to get back and, hopefully, he will return to competition at the Malaysian Open in April.
Source By: Internet