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Kyren Wilson: ‘Still in pain after car accident’

The incident occurred before his defeat in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Open.

Kyren Wilson has revealed that he was involved in a serious car accident on Friday that left his car written off.

Ahead of his last-eight fixture with Jamie Jones in the Scottish Open, Wilson’s Mercedes was hit by a van driver while he was driving to his snooker club in Northampton.

Although nobody was seriously hurt, the crash left the Kettering cueist with pain in his neck and back.

After being left stranded on the side of the road for three hours, Wilson’s preparation ahead of his big match in the Home Nations tournament was significantly impacted.

The World Championship runner-up found it understandably difficult during the encounter, with Welshman Jones taking advantage to seal a comprehensive 5-1 victory.

Upon receiving messages of support on Twitter after his car accident was revealed, Kyren Wilson said: “Thank you all for the well wishes.”

“Still in pain with my neck and back after the car accident before yesterday’s match. Main thing is everyone involved wasn’t seriously hurt!”

The 28 year-old will next be in action in the upcoming World Grand Prix, which begins on Monday at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Wilson is already a winner on the tour this season after his success in the Championship League in October.

Jones, meanwhile, will compete for a place in this weekend’s Scottish Open final when he takes on reigning champion Mark Selby on Saturday.

World champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, who beat Wilson to triumph at the Crucible for a sixth time in August, is involved in the other last-four clash against China’s Li Hang.

Featured photo credit: WST

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