Nathan Aspinall will miss the remainder of PDC Super Series 4 after testing positive for Covid-19, while Keane Barry has…
Nathan Aspinall will miss the remainder of PDC Super Series 4 after testing positive for Covid-19, while Keane Barry has also been withdrawn.
Aspinall, along with all 127 other players, had returned a negative test result upon arrival in Milton Keynes on Sunday.
However, the former UK Open champion reported symptoms of Covid-19 to the PDC’s Welfare Officer overnight on Monday and has subsequently received a positive result to a further test.
He will now return to his home in Stockport to begin a period of self-isolation and will play no further part in this week’s Players Championship events.
Ireland’s Barry, meanwhile, will also miss the remaining three days of action having come into close contact with Aspinall on Monday when the pair met in the First Round of Players Championship 13.
The top two seeded players are now likely to receive a bye into the Second Round of Players Championship 14 on Tuesday.
PDC Super Series 4 runs from June 14-17, with PDC Tour Card holders joined by several top-ups from the Qualifying School Order of Merit.
As with all previous Players Championship events, prize money will stand at £75,000 per event, with all winnings counting towards the PDC Order of Merit, ProTour Order of Merit and Players Championship Order of Merit.
Joe Cullen claimed the Players Championship 13 title on Monday with an 8-6 victory over world number one Gerwyn Price in the final.