Jamie Caven announces withdrawal from 2021 PDC Q-School
Caven revealed in a statement released on social media that he spoke to his doctors who advised him not to play due to the repercussions if he was to catch Coronavirus.
'Jabba' who recently joined the PDPA Board of Directors said that as a result until he gets the vaccine, he won't be playing and now he will set his sights on 2022 Q-School instead.
"After speaking with my doctors today they have advised me to withdraw from Q-School and I have decided to take this advice," said Caven on his Facebook page.
"Although having diabetes does not mean I’m more likely to catch the virus, it does mean that if I was to catch Covid-19, it can cause more severe symptoms and complications so a full recovery may be less likely.
"Whilst the PDC are doing an excellent job providing us with chance to do these events with testing in place, I still feel uneasy at this time having not had the vaccine yet and therefore I cannot be 100% focused."
"Debbie, as always my rock gives her full support in this decision and my sponsors have been absolutely brilliant about this situation and give me their full support, I am so grateful," he added.
"When the restrictions are lifted and I have had the vaccine - whenever that may be, I will be competing in non PDC events as and when possible and of course my diary will be completely available for exhibitions.
Thanks to all and I endeavour to prepare for 2022 Q-School over the next 12 months."