Mark Williams will play in the Pokerstars.com Masters at Wembley tonight despite sustaining whiplash when his car was rammed from behind in London last night.
Stephen Hendry was also slightly injured in the incident.
Williams said today that "you'd have to cut my head off to stop me playing."
Carter's odds to win the match have shortened since news of the injury spread but punters should beware.
Pressure has now transferred to Carter, who will do well to shut out thoughts that the twice former Masters champion is operating below par.
I recall the shock news at the 1994 World Championship that Hendry had slipped in the bathroom and broken his elbow.
I also recall who ended up winning that tournament.