Kento Momota (桃田賢斗)

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  1. Justin L

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    Sad sad sad news ... but at least he is okay. I really really hope this won't affect his Olympics performance too much.

    Maybe he can train his physique and become a total beast of a beast before taking on tournaments again and become match fit.

    I hope this is a blessing in disguise. Trying to be positive here.
     
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    Let's just hope for badminton that he can come back at 100%. Be it for Tokyo 2020 or later. It's really a tough news because if he would have been going through surgery before, right after the accident, he would already be 1 month in the recovery. To start the 3 months recovery just now seems like his preparation (and his confidence) would definitely be altered before Tokyo 2020. He has the mental strength to make it though. Let's wait, hope and see.
     
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    But his confidence wouldn't be on par with his physique... that's a positive thought though! :)
     
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    But he has to know that he is the best. :(
     
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    Somehow, the silence of certain forummers here is rather unusual, a bit abnormal, perhaps a tad eerie.

    Either tell us some good news or no news is good news.
     
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    I guess no one really knows the impact at this point. I don’t think his health is in danger. But if it even slightly affects his vision, it’s gonna suck.
     
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    Imho this significantly increases the likelihood that he has also sustained a traumatic brain injury. I really hope that his medical team don't overlook this as they did the infraorbital fracture. The sooner the treatment starts the sooner the recovery.

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    Such bad annoying news... Really. Our best Badminton player out for at least a while because of an outside force.

    Because of the # of posts i possibly overread it, but what exactly was the reason for the accident? What went wrong or who s fault was it?

    Also annoying that they overlooked this fracture (if it could been seen on any scan). It costs him at least two or three weeks if recovery time had started earlier...
     
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    Seems like the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel at around 430am. And it so happens that the dirt truck with a large load was travelling unusually slow on the highway. So the van smashed into the back of the truck at around 60 km/h. And from the injuries of the passengers, it appears that some were not wearing seatbelts.

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    Agree with you on that. Maybe she is getting more information before posting or just busy.

    Anyway, vision is part of speed you can reach therefore part of speed in general. If you can only discern the speed and director of the shuttle from its first few metres of flight you can already move to it.

    I hope his eyes are ok.

    This sucks, this totally sucks ... i don't even feel like going to play today. :(:(:(
     
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    There's the corona virus going on. That's the main focus of most news in Asia.

    And the info & interviews has already been covered by all the press inside & outside of Japan. So if Momota doesnt say anything at this time(doesnt look like he's going to), there's nothing much else to update on.
     
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    I only wish I could.

    I don’t know if I have anything useful to add to this conversation, but …

    1. The original source of the news regarding Momota’s orbital floor fracture surgery was announced on the NTT-East website on the day of the surgery, i.e., yesterday, February 8 → https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/release/detail/20200208_01.html <Japanese only>. This was followed by an official announcement by the NBA, available at → https://www.badminton.or.jp/press_release/docs/nationalPlayer_info_20200208.pdf <Japanese only>. The content of these announcements has already been published by various media outlets and translated into English, and there is nothing written here, that you will not already know. Unfortunately, no press conference has been given.

    2. Neither has a reason been given by NTT-East as to why the orbital floor fracture was ‘overlooked’ in the detailed health examination that took place at NTT-East’s own hospital. SNS networks are currently awash with criticism vis-à-vis this point.

    3. Simultaneously, it has been suggested that, even in the case of a fracture, provided that damage is not too extensive, surgery is not always necessary, or even recommended. Momota was reported as having complained of cloudy vision prior to the national training camp, but as there was no loss of vision or ocular mobility per se, and no evidence of diplopia at this point, he was simply kept under observation.

    4. It was only when Momota first picked up his racquet on February 4 that diplopia became a concern. He left the training centre on February 5, and on February 7 visited a hospital specialising in ophthalmology. It was here that an orbital floor fracture was diagnosed and, as everyone knows, he underwent surgery on February 8.

    5. Apparently, when Momota learnt of the fracture on February 7, he was shaken and depressed; but in LINE correspondence with Park Joo Bong since this, has indicated that he intends to devote himself to a full recovery.

    6. No details of the actual extent of the fracture have been made public; one newspaper article commented that surgery took one and a half hours.

    7. Full recovery is expected to take three months. Momota will be able to start light exercises that do not strain the affected area in a week or so. Jogging is on the cards.

    8. The NBA will decide on Momota’s future activity as a national team member after monitoring his progress.

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    Is there anything positive to take away here? Personally, I am concerned about the possibility of residual/permanent diplopia, which appears to be a genuine risk with this type of fracture. … But Momota himself is hanging on to the belief of a full recovery, and I want to share that belief.

    Keep fighting!! ファイト!ファイト!ファイト!
     
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    Definitely more detailed than online news outlet, thanks kurako :)
    We'll wait further about Momota progress on coming months, just wishing fully recovery for him.
     
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    Right, I understand...that darn nCoV19 is getting into me, still no signs of the epidemic (pandemic?) letting up.
     
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    SARS took 6 months... this is just the beginning for nCoV19 unfortunately.

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    @visor @Cheung

    Does a "one-and-a-half hour long operation" give any indication as to what Momota's surgery may have entailed?
     
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    https://eyewiki.aao.org/Orbital_Floor_Fractures

    This has a comprehensive explanation of the condition and surgical management.

    Summary: support the orbital floor with an implant, and hope no significant nerve or eye muscle damage or else diplopia will persist and require further strabismus surgery a few months later to correct for alignment.

    Eh? That should be 0.0 where 0 is o!

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    Thank you! I did actually access that exact page earlier, but then read something about the use of 'mesh' somewhere else, and wasn't sure whether there were different options, depending on severity.

    Sorry, but can I ask one more question? In most of the literature I came across, it was recommended to wait at least two weeks before deciding on surgery, basically due to the time necessary for swelling to abate, and also because, in some cases, initial malfunctioning may improve by itself.

    Equally, according to some sources, waiting too long for surgery may also prove detrimental. In Momota's case, it took almost four weeks for surgery to be performed with, what has been defined here as an emergency operation, taking place almost immediately after the diagnosis of an orbital floor fracture.

    What is your opinion regarding the timing of Momota's operation? Is it conceivable that this delay has worsened his prognosis?
     
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