Kyle Anderson has tested positive for Covid-19 having recently returned home to Australia, his management have confirmed.
With the darting calendar decimated due to the global pandemic, Anderson decided to return home ten days ago alongside his close friend Damon Heta – who secured a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School in January.
However, in a social media post a few days ago, ‘The Original’ revealed he and his family were being tested for Covid-19 and in a statement released by The Sportsman Management Company, it was confirmed that Anderson has contracted the virus and is self-isolating in a farm house.
His manager Mac Elkin confirmed: “I have just had a FaceTime call off Kyle telling me he tested positive for Covid-19, he is in good spirits but is now back in isolation on his own in a farm house in Mount Morgan.
“Tara and Charles both tested negative and are both back in the family home. I will be having regular calls with Kyle so will keep everybody updated.
“It goes without saying that we all wish him a speedy recovery but it also stresses the need to follow the guidelines set out by the government, we need to beat this disease together as one.“
It’s been a tumultuous period for the 32-year-old, who skipped the opening four Players Championship events of the year in order to spend more time in Australia, having candidly revealed the struggles of spending such prolonged time away from his family.
The former Auckland Darts Masters winner returned to the UK on February 22, featuring in the UK Open, two European Tour qualifiers and the recent Pro Tour weekend in Barnsley.
After the PDC announced a multitude of postponements in March and April, Anderson made the decision to return home to Perth, and it’s believed that the Australian is the first PDC player to contract the virus.
Several of Anderson’s colleagues took to social media to wish him well, and Josh’s Dartistry would like to echo those sentiments and wish Kyle a speedy recovery.
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