Top-ranked badminton player Kento Momota suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a car accident that killed a driver in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, according to the World Badminton Federation (BWF).
A van carrying Momota and others crashed into a truck around 5 a.m., according to Kyodo News.
Momota, the 2018 and 2019 World singles champion, sustained face lacerations and a sinus and nasal bone fracture. He is in a stable condition after being taken to a hospital.
Three others involved — a Japanese team assistant coach, physiotherapist and Hawkeye system operator — are also in stable condition.
Momota was headed to the airport after winning the Malaysia Masters tournament, according to Kyodo.