Knee injury could derail Chong Wei’s French campaign The star online PETALING JAYA: A knee injury is threatening to throw shuttler Lee Chong Wei off track in his bid to chalk up consistently good results on the international stage. Singles coach Misbun Sidek said that the pain affected the national number one in his defeat by China's Bao Chunlai in the semi-finals of the Danish Open on Saturday. And to ensure that his condition would not worsen, Misbun said that Chong Wei would have to be cautious in his approach in the French Open which begins on Wednesday in Paris. “There was pain in his knee before the match against Chunlai but it was bearable,” said Misbun in a telephone interview from Odense yesterday. “However, he aggravated it during the second game. After that, Chong Wei slowed down and could not keep up with the pace. “Immediately after the match, Chong Wei had to use an ice pack on his knee. We have two days more before the French Open and I hope there is enough time for him to recover.” Misbun, however, was happy with Chong Wei's overall performances. “I was most satisfied with his win over Sony (Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia in the quarter-finals). That win meant a lot to him, especially after his disastrous defeat by Sony in the World Championships,” he said. Chong Wei is the second seed in the French Open and he will play against Danish veteran Kenneth Jonassen in the first round. If he advances, he is likely to play against Indonesian Simon Santoso, a player whom he lost to in the quarter-finals of the Taiwan Open last month.