the Hip could do no more.
Therefore, the Danish badmintonlandstræner Kenneth Jonasson been under the knife and got himself a brand new hip.
It tells the 45-year-old coach to the B. T. while he is on sick leave from his job.
"I have been hard on my body. It has got some blow through my sporting career. In addition, I am also born with a slightly crooked hip, which has made that the wear has been greater than expected," says Kenneth Jonassen.
It was the 18. november, that he had his left hip replaced after a few months with great pain.
"Just as soon as I have tried to go longer trips, I've gotten hurt. In the last two months it began to be a long-term challenge. Ledlæben down in the left hip had been worn through, so there was direct contact between the bones," explains Kenneth Jonassen.
Why is he on sick leave for the job, and he can currently not give an exact date for when he is able to participate in training and travelling with the Danish badmintonlandshold around the world.
Although he hopes that he can be back in January, but it is clear that he misses sæsonfinalerne 11.-15. december in China.
Here is herresinglespillerne Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen qualified as Denmark's only two participants.
Herresinglerne is exactly what Kenneth Jonassen otherwise have primary responsibility for, but in his absence comes the assistant national coach Jesper Hovgaard check.
It irks Kenneth Jonassen, he can't be with, but cynically speaking, could the timing not be better.
"of course It is extremely unfortunate to miss a finalestævne, when both Viktor and Anders has play great seasons. But if I should lose as little as possible, so it was here the right period to be operated in. All other times would have had far greater implications also for our daily workout at the oval."
He cometh therefore to follow its two singlespillere from the couch. But he should probably be on a phone to Jesper Hovgaard.
"I think the next not, we can avoid. Both he and I are going to talk together, but I also get to talk a lot with Anders and Viktor. There was nothing I would like better than to sit out there with them, which also was the plan. But when it can't be, I'm happy for the good coverage, so I can follow from home," says Kenneth Jonassen.
By sæsonfinalen is the eight best in each category qualified. It means that Viktor Axelsen and Anders Antonsen can look forward to meeting the rest of the verdenstoppen, including japanese Kento Momota, taiwanese Chou Tien-chen and the chinese Chen Long.Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 04:00