Five-time world champion Raymond Van Barneveld is recovering following a collapse during the PDC Players Championship in Milton Keynes today.
Returning to the sport after retiring in 2019, Van Barneveld fell ill marking a match between Jeffrey de Zwaan and Zoran Lerchbacher.
The Dutchman had lost to Ryan Searle earlier in the afternoon and returned to his hotel room immediately after his collapse. He is currently being monitored.
A PDC statement read: “Raymond Van Barneveld received medical treatment following a collapse at Friday’s Players Championship.
“Van Barneveld was defeated in the first round of the PDC Super Series 2 event in Milton Keynes, and later required medical assistance after becoming unwell in the arena.
“He was treated by paramedics but has not required hospital treatment and returned to his hotel at the Marshall Arena to be further monitored.
“Play was suspended whilst Van Barneveld received treatment before resuming at 14:45.”
Van Barneveld returned to the tour this year after qualifying through Q school where he earned a two-year card.