Lin Dan has said he will be playing in more tournaments for the OG cycle, it's also a requirement by Yonex to compete actively. Lin Dan may be in decline, off his peak, but somehow I share PG and TH's belief that he still has it in him to deliver results and achieve his avowed goals when it counts. After sustaining what he considered his most severe injury in his career last year, he actually claimed that after the knee effusion extractions before and after the CHN Open PSS, he continued his treatment with a couple of 'lubricant' injections imported from USA by his doctor. And I've read somewhere the other week that he said he is still not fully recovered yet, not 100% match fit, and he would continue to exercise caution for the time being. Excuses or not, we shall soon see. Knowing Lin Dan, he's an outspoken person who speaks his mind, not one to mince his words or play psychological games, just not his character. Besides, I don't see any strategic benefit or necessity for him to do , esp when there are only two OG spots available as well as Yonex to answer to.