Indonesian men’s doubles, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo/Marcus Fernaldi Gideon have withdrawn from two consecutive tournaments. The reason, Marcus had to go up the operating table.

Kevin/Marcus pulled out of the badminton tournament Korea Open 2022 which will take place on April 5-10 in the city of Suncheon. The Minions are also confirmed to miss the 2022 Asian Championships which will be held from April 26 to May 1 in Manila, Philippines.

Marcus had to undergo surgery to remove the small bones growing in his right and left ankles. It was this tiny bone that interfered with Marcus’ appearances in previous tournaments.

“So based on the results of observations and x-rays, Marcus has a small bone growth that shouldn’t be in his right and left ankles. This is quite disturbing appearance because it causes pain,” said Head of Binpres PP PBSI, Rionny Mainaky, through a release received by , Wednesday (30/3/2022).

“Then after consulting with Prof. dr. Nicolaas C.

Rionny hopes that Marcus’ operation goes well and that his recovery goes quickly and optimally.

“Because of this operation, The Minions will miss at least the next two tournaments.

“We hope Marcus’ operation goes smoothly, the recovery process is maximal, and he can quickly return to competing. It won’t be too long because Kevin/Marcus are one of our mainstays,” Rionny hoped.

I’ve been in pain for a long time – Indonesian men’s doubles badminton athletes, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Marcus Fernaldi Gideon when appearing against Danish representatives in the 2020 Thomas Cup semifinals which took place in Denmark, Friday

Currently, Kevin/Marcus, who are the world’s number one men’s doubles, are still Indonesia’s mainstay in winning prestigious titles. Moreover, in May, Indonesia will face an important tournament, the Thomas and Uber Cups.

Meanwhile, Marcus revealed that at first he only felt a sore right ankle. But the last few days left ankle also started to hurt.

“I’ve been feeling pain in my right ankle for a long time, but I tried to endure it. When I was at All England it turned out to be both. When I arrived in Jakarta, I immediately checked and it turned out that a small bone was growing. I had to undergo surgery,” said Marcus.

“Please pray for my operation to run smoothly and I can return to competing in the near future,” said Marcus.

By Arkha