Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for Graeme Dott...
It is not guaranteed that he will receive his 700 losers' points for withdrawing from the Shanghai Masters after breaking his arm playing football.
There is a clause in the WPBSA players' handbook which states that players should avoid any sport or activity which could put their ability to participate in tournaments at risk.
A decision will be made by the weekend.
Playing football was certainly ill advised as an injury could have occurred.
On the other hand, there have been occasions in the past where players have received losers' points after missing tournaments through claiming illnesses which were dubious to say the least.
It would surely be a kick in the teeth to deny Dott a small crumb of comfort from a miserable week.
EDIT: It will make a big difference to Dott. With the points he'll be provisionally 42nd; without them he'll be 50th.