Ali Carter withdrew from the Warsaw Classic in Poland today following more trouble with his Crohns disease.
While his absenteeism is a great disappointment, I'd like to pay some praise to his terrific battling qualities.
Ali's struggles are not new - but he's managed to play in many tournaments with his condition, which takes terrific courage.
His results this season certainly haven't been as good as he'd like, but full marks for his attitude and willingness to battle through to play snooker.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Ali!