Lee Chong Wei’s advice to players ahead of the Olympics is to “stay away from injury” at all costs.

Lee suffered a brutal ankle injury while he was playing against Peter Gade in the 2012 Thomas Cup finals, just 100 days before the London 2012 Olympics.

Speaking from his experience, he advised, “Stay away from injury… that’s the worst thing that can happen to you as we get closer to the (Olympic) Games

“The (ankle) injury took away my joy and made everything one notch harder… my confidence was shattered. I had to rebuild my physical condition and more importantly, my mental preparation.

“I hope that no athlete experiences the same thing as me. It is best to avoid injury at all costs and stay safe.”

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