Some sad news today that Ali Carter has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
Ali will undergo surgery tomorrow and then receive chemotherapy treatment.
The three times ranking event winner and twice World Championship finalist has had to contend with Crohn’s disease and its effects on his career since 2003.
He is one of snooker’s toughest characters and will doubtless meet this latest health setback with trademark grit.
Everyone in the snooker world will wish him all the best for his treatment and recovery.
Jimmy White also battled testicular cancer in the 1990s. More than 2,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with the condition every year.