Originally Posted by Clarky21
I wouldn't come out and tell my opponents that I am injured beforehand. I would not want to help them beat me by telling them I am hurting physically in some way.
Agree, it makes no sense. But it depends on the player, I guess. Some people possibly use the reverse psychology i.e announce you are injured, possibly with an exaggeration, so as to reduce expectations before the match. Then surprise the opponent by playing above the level expected of you.