Keegan Brown is undertaking extra shifts for the NHS in a bid to tackle the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
The 27-year-old usually balances his darting commitments with his job as a medical lab assistant in blood services on the Isle of Wight, although with the NHS under considerable strain, Brown has bravely offered to take on extra shifts to ease the strain on his colleagues on the frontline.
The Coronavirus crisis has decimated the sporting calendar on a global scale and a host of darting events in April have been postponed over recent weeks, with Premier League nights, European Tour and Pro Tour tournaments all falling by the wayside.
Brown continues to work in the lab, although in an interview with The Sun, he revealed his tasks have become more varied before declaring that he ‘could not be prouder to be part of such a team’.
‘The Needle’ reached the quarter-finals of Players Championship Eight just over a week ago, defeating former world champion Rob Cross en route to the last eight. However, despite his busy workload, he insists that he’s still prioritising time for practice in between shifts.
Having secured his PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School in 2012, Brown rose to prominence in 2014 by winning the World Youth Championship and reaching the Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals, whilst he broke into the world’s top 32 for the first time 12 months ago.
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