KUALA LUMPUR: Former international Wong Choong Hann believes Lee Chong Wei is the best person to come up with a conclusive statement of his condition.
Chong Wei, who had undergone over two months of treatment in Taiwan for nose cancer, returned to Malaysia on Sunday via a chartered flight.
The 36-year-old, however, chose to avoid any attention, and in a voice note to NSTP Sport, requested for privacy.
Choong Hann, when contacted said: "I think it's a positive sign when Chong Wei responded to the media by sending that voice note.
"It's a nice gesture, meaning he considers you all close to him.
"I'm certain Chong Wei had the best advice from the experts so let him rest and not speculate anything on his future.
"He will be the best person to give a conclusive statement of his condition."
News of Chong Wei's illness first came to light in July when the shuttler was withdrawn from the World Championships in Nanjing, China and the Asian Games in Indonesia.
Amid concern of the player's health, some have questioned whether he will ever return to competitive action.
"Logically, getting all the rest in the world to recover is his main priority.
"He has given his word to come out and speak to the press so let's not throw around any speculation just yet," added Choong Hann.