A ladies snooker player is set to return to the game after her life suddenly changed for the worse when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The World Ladies Billiards and Snooker (WLBS) sports body say Michelle Brown is now close to making an emotional comeback after she was diagnosed with the life-threatening condition in November 2016.
Since being diagnosed with stage two breast cancer, Brown has been unable to play in any of the Ladies game events as she undergone treatment.
The treatment has been successful and now Brown is looking forward to returning to the game sometime later this season.
WLBS President Mandy Fisher said: “It’s fantastic news that Michelle is making such a good recovery.
“We look forward to welcoming her back onto the World Women’s Snooker Tour very soon.”
Due to the tournaments Brown has missed while undergoing treatment, the WLBS has decided to freeze her ranking position of 24th in the Ladies world rankings for the remainder of the year. This was the position she was in prior to her diagnosis.
Mandy Fisher added: “Michelle has supported women’s snooker since she was a teenager and it’s nice to be able to do something to support her.”
The next event on the World Women’s Snooker Tour will be the WLBS British Open, to be played over the weekend of 17-18 February 2018.
Eleven times world ladies snooker champion Reanne Evans dedicated her Masters triumph to Brown a year ago.
After winning the title Evans said: “This one is for Brownie, we are all thinking about her and can’t wait to see her back fit and playing again soon.”