Kento Momota (桃田賢斗)

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  1. huynhvinhthang

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    For Momota to ask if he could still play, this account from Joo-bong just exemplifies how shocked, unsettled and worried Momota was. I pray for his quick recovery both physically and mentally.
     
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    "but later you realize it was the best thing that could have happened"
    "which you later realize is good or lucky"
    "results in something good happening later".

    Somebody died, several people got injured.
     
  3. Yoji

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    Yeah, he is worried that he can never play badminton anymore. He will still be alive, but there is real worry . Thats we always have to appreciate what these players achieve.
     
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    Exactly. What happened to Momota is really unfortunate and saddening. We should be happy that he's safe. Life is always more important than other things. For now, sports should take a backseat and recovery should be first priority for Momota. Comeback and winning tournaments again would be an icing on the cake but that's for future to tell. As of now, only recovery from physical and mental trauma.
     
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    Damn Momota asking if he could still play ... hit me right in the feels.

    :(:(:(
     
  6. Quentin11

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    I hope in the near future. But LCW said 2 weeks. So i'm kinda hoping on what he said.
     
  7. kurako

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    Yep, everyone is relieved that he's alive and in a stable condition.

    But, I think that, currently, for Momota there is no life without badminton. Life = Badminton, and vice versa. That will have prompted his question to PJB.

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    According to reports, provided that doctors give the go-ahead, Momota may depart for Japan tomorrow.
     
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    I understand what this means to him. But I think taking pressure won't do him any good. It's a very sensitive issue. And I hope he recovers from it well. Physical healing will happen in some weeks but mental healing, it's a tough thing. Hope the management and Momota doesn't take too much pressure. Good luck to them
     
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    First thing on his mind is badminton to describe how he loves this sport so much, wishing the best for Momota.

    He has strong and persistent character, I believe he can pass this traumatized circumstances.
     
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    https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/ba...ragic-incident-and-make-comeback-for-olympics

    Comforting words from LCW. L,CW had an ankle injury while playing Thomas Cup 2012, 3 months before 2012 OG 2012. He still made made to the Olympics & believes Momota also can.


    Other tidbits : Japanesr media had been campung outside the hospital since they heard abt the accident. They even bought the malay language newspapers, I wonder how they understand what is being reported, unless they got locals to translate.
    http://www.bernama.com/bm/am/news.php?id=1806573

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    I dont think there'll be much news today from the Msia side. Most likely one coverage when they discharge from hospital & depart to Japan.
    There's more concern here on the influenza virus which has killed 1 child .
     
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    Physically it should be okay for his recovery. However, mentally it is still unpredictable.

    Athletes expect injury from their sport. However, this is unexpected trauma. Let’s hope he doesn’t get PTSD.
     
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    From the looks of the swelling and facial injuries on Momota, most likely the passengers were not wearing seat belts. And from the looks of the severity of the crushed van, they will all definitely need head MRI scans to rule out brain concussion or traumatic brain injury. Lacerations, contusions, broken bones of the nose, cheek or arm will heal completely over a few months, but brain injury will take much longer and may even linger for years.

    Really pray Momota did not suffer any such brain injury, which would be devastating for Tokyo OG. Any symptoms of nausea, dizziness, headache, inability to concentrate, excessive sleepiness, etc will be a bad sign. We'll know next few days when he returns to Japan for more extensive testing.

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  13. Vivek Bagadhi

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    Well from the photos which they have released I don't see any abrasions or lacerated wounds over forehead and head, but if there is blunt trauma over head then it could be possible. Still, he seems conscious and oriented, so it could be considered, to rule out any EDH, SDH and SAH.

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    Given confirmation he has fractures in his head, he definitely has had trauma to the head!
     
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    I thought it was the fracture of maxillary sinus

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    In order to determine the timing of his discharge from hospital, the point being whether he can withstand a lengthy flight, Momota apparently underwent a full-body MRI last night, with the results being analysed this morning.

    Based on these results, Zeniya Kinji of the NBA gave a press conference in Tokyo this afternoon. The content can be summarised as follows:

    1. As the local doctors have approved Momota's discharge from the hospital, he will return to Japan tomorrow (January 15), along with Unisys coach, Hirayama, and personal trainer, Morimoto.
    2. Although there were reports of Momota having sustained a broken nose, cheek, and even jaw, no such fractures materialised in the results of the MRI. Momota sustained lacerations and impact injuries.
    3. Zeniya intends to have Momota undergo another detailed medical examination upon his return to Japan. As Momota is also likely to have suffered psychologically, the NBA will henceforth think about the best type of of training to re-embark upon, whilst continuing to provide support.
    4. In consultation with NTT-East and Momota's coaches, Zeniya is hoping to target the All England as Momota's comeback tournament.

    ----- No fractures!! Things are looking up!! :)
     
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    http://bernama.com/en/general/news.php?id=1806634
    https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nat...-to-spend-one-more-night-in-hospital-says-doc

    Latest : Momota will be warded for 1 more day.
    Today the politician visiting is the Deputy PM, Dr Wan Azizah. She is a medical doctor, eye specialist if I remember correctly.

    Oops, Dr Wan Azizah also said fracture to nasal normally take 6 months to heal.
    Dr WA, dont scare Momota fans lah, they already freaking out.

    Anyway, when Momota returns to Japan, he can go for another round of testing.
     
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    Not necessarily, as mentioned, musculoskeletal injuries heal within weeks to months. Whereas neurological injuries may take months to years to recover, or worse... not ever.

    And from the looks of the accident photos, the mechanism of injury looks quite severe, especially taking into account that seat belts were likely not worn and the driver has died at the scene.

    Brain concussion can occur even without external skull or head injuries. If the head is rapidly accelerated or decelerated {ie shaken} in such severe MVA's, the brain is essentially concussing the skull from within its confines. Initial MRI may appear normal and serial follow up MRI's will be needed if symptoms or signs of concussion develop.

    Tldr; Momota is not out of the woods yet.

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    The video shows with the driver still in the van dead. But quality is poor.
     
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    True, not necessarily ..., but things are still looking slightly brighter than they did yesterday.

    Unfortunately Unisys coach Hirayama's injury seems more serious than first imagined. Apparently she underwent an operation on her leg yesterday. The details of the injury haven't been publicised though. And, it has already been reported that Momota's personal trainer, Morimoto, did actually sustain a concussion, along with a broken forearm.

    Additional information: According to Zeniya, Momota, Hirayama, and Morimoto were all wearing seatbelts.
     
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