BAD NEWS!!! Koo to miss Singapore, Indonesia Opens after injuring right hand By LIM TEIK HUAT KUALA LUMPUR: Beijing Olympic-bound men’s doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat has been ruled out of action for the next three weeks after being involved in a freak accident at the National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil on Thursday afternoon. Kien Keat was leaning against a glass panel at the sports complex when it gave way. The shuttler suffered cuts on his right hand and right thigh. Kien Keat: Needed 20 stitches on his right hand. He needed 20 stitches to the injury on his right hand and will miss the next two tournaments – Singapore Open (from June 10-15) and the Indonesian Open (June 17-22). That means Kien Keat, who was seeded third with his partner Tan Boon Heong for the Singapore Open, will not compete in any tournament again until the Olympics on Aug 8. Doubles head coach Rexy Mainaky said he feared the worst when he first heard the news. “I dread to think what would have happened to him if his whole body had fallen through the cracked glass panel. He was talking with his colleagues and his hand was resting against the panel when it gave way and cut him,” said Rexy “He also has a slight muscle tear but he should be okay as for the Olympics. The doctor has given him three weeks to recover. The stitches will be removed after a week and he will undergo rehabilitation to regain his strength. “The only worry is if infection sets in. Then, he will need a longer period to recover.” With the withdrawal of Kien Keat-Boon Heong, national No. 3 pair Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Mohd Zakry Latif will now be the main doubles hope in the Singapore Open in the absence of the top Korean and Chinese pairs.