“Momota has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, and the affiliation has determined to not ship any gamers, together with Momota, to Thailand,” an affiliation official informed AFP.
Momota was trying to make his worldwide comeback in Bangkok after nearly a 12 months out following a automotive crash that left him with critical accidents.
Nationwide broadcaster NHK stated the 26-year-old examined optimistic at Narita airport forward of the Japan workforce’s departure for Thailand.
An affiliation official confirmed that not one of the different 22 Japan gamers examined optimistic, however stated your complete workforce would withdraw nonetheless.
The shuttler made no instant touch upon his social media accounts concerning the prognosis.
Momota received the All-Japan championships final week in his first competitors since his accident final January, when the car taking him to the airport after he received the Malaysia Masters crashed, killing the motive force.
Momota feared his profession is perhaps over after fracturing a watch socket within the accident, and admitted his “spirit was nearly damaged” after present process surgical procedure.
The rescheduled Thailand Open is one in all three tournaments going down in Thailand this month, following disruptions to the badminton world tour schedule final 12 months.
Momota got here from behind to beat world quantity 11 Kanta Tsuneyama within the ultimate of final week’s All-Japan championships in Tokyo, giving him his third straight nationwide title.
He’s one in all Japan’s brightest hopes for a gold medal on residence soil on the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Video games this 12 months.
Momota’s optimistic take a look at comes as Japan battles a 3rd wave of infections that has seen report numbers of circumstances within the capital and nationwide.
On Saturday, the governor of Tokyo and three surrounding areas requested the central authorities to declare a state of emergency of their areas over the rising variety of circumstances.
The spike in infections comes with simply over six months to go till the rescheduled Olympics, with public opinion in Japan nonetheless favouring an extra postponement or outright cancellation over holding the Video games this summer season.
However Japan’s authorities and organisers are insistent the occasion can go forward and have drafted in depth coronavirus countermeasures.