Graeme Dott's participation in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix hangs in the balance.
The Daily Record reports that doctors have advised a six-eight week lay off after Dott broke his left wrist playing football in Shanghai. He is currently wearing a plaster cast.
Dott still has not been told whether he will receive his 700 first round losers points for the Shanghai Masters. Obviously, if he doesn't get them for that event he won't get them for the Grand Prix either.
If this uncertainty continues, my advice to Graeme is simple: go to Glasgow, break off and then concede.
Although this would look farcical, he would have been deemed to have played in the tournament and then withdrawn.