Corey Cadby has withdrawn from next month’s bwin World Series of Darts Finals after breaking his left arm as a passenger in a car accident.
Having made a blistering start to life on the PDC circuit, the former World Youth champion has endured a hugely frustrating few months, and this is just the latest in a long line of blows for the 23-year-old.
‘The King’ was set to compete as one of the eight invited players, but he has withdrawn after opting against long-haul travel to Vienna. As a result, he’s been replaced by Hong Kong’s Royden Lam, who was just above Mark McGrath and Tim Pusey based on PDC Order of Merit ranking.
Cadby’s last appearance in a PDC event came back in August, where he competed on home soil in the Brisbane Darts Masters. He defeated his compatriot Simon Whitlock to reach the quarter-finals, before losing out to eventual winner Rob Cross in the last eight.
Having previously impressed on the World Series circuit and World Championship stage, Cadby entered PDC Qualifying School in January and secured a tour-card on the opening day. The Aussie then went on to win a Pro Tour event, before reaching the final of the UK Open in March, where he was beaten by two-time world champion Gary Anderson.
Nevertheless, he’s been unable to compete in any PDC ranking events since March after experiencing visa problems in his homeland, therefore he’s been restricted to competing on the DPA circuit, where he’s already scooped seven titles this year.
The World Series Finals take place in Vienna from November 2nd-4th as 24 players compete for £250,000 in prize money in the non-ranking event. Michael van Gerwen will be defending his crown, although Peter Wright is top seed, having performed with impressive consistency on the World Series circuit this year.
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