I understand Graeme Dott has withdrawn from the Shanghai Masters after suffering an injury playing football.

Details are sketchy to say the least - there's nothing on worldsnooker.com and I can't get it confirmed officially.

I am trying to find out the details and will report back...

EDIT: World Snooker Tournament Director Mike Ganley tells me that Dott has broken his left arm but that he may be fit to play in the Royal London Watches Grand Prix in Glagsow in a fortnight's time.

Apparently, he put his hand up to block a shot and it broke a bone in his arm.


Anonymous said...

I can confirm it Dave. Broke his arm playing football with the rest of the playes.

Anonymous said...

If true, then it's more bad luck for Dott. Fortune hasn't been too kind to him since winning the World Championship - a shame really, as he's proven his quality when on song.

Hopefully he will keep his chin up and make something like a return to form when he regains full fitness, also he's very low down in the provisional rankings.

Must be a doubt for the Grand Prix, depending on the nature of the injury.

Sam T