Hello badminton friends, I apologize for the subject title... I have an announcement to make, and well it's unfortunately a rather negative one for me anyhow. I'm officially announcing my retirement from playing badminton, and possibly most sports that require the use of my right arm. Just over 2 months ago, I received a rather serious injury to my right forearm muscles ( a tear ), and it has yet to show any improvement in healing. I've been going through physio now for the past little while, with little to no improvement, and on the advice of my doctor, I am forced to retire from the sport for the time being, possibly indefinitely. (Unless I can figure out how to train my left hand to play ) But as it remains, it looks like I'm sidelined indefinitely now... as yesterday my friends daughter picked up a tennis racquet, and whacked my arm a few times, literally dropping me to my knees due to the shooting pain going through me... I really didn't think it could hurt like that, but I remember one of my friends who plays football (american style), who tore his bicep muscle, and can no longer play quarter back. Anyhow... I bid the rest of you fellow badminton players the best, and of course I'll still be around to post, and cheer on the pros, but at the moment it looks doubtful I'll be able to play again. Unless I train my left arm... but looking at my schedule of events and tasks I need to complete in the next little while, it looks doubtful for me. Anywho, I just thought I would share my woe with you guys I know totally how Badrad feels. Anyhow, take care folks, and we'll see you around. -Kelvin PS: I absolutely love this sport, and it totally sucks to hear that I wont be able to play like I used to. Sometimes life just sends you a few curveballs... I guess it's how you dodge them, and recover from them, that shows the measure of your strength, and courage.