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Huntly darts star John Henderson tells BBC Scotland of coronavirus fears


By Chris Saunderson

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HUNTLY darts ace John Henderson has spoken of his Covid-19 fears.

John Henderson
John Henderson

His wife Veronica is a theatre co-ordinator at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Henderson, who is 31st in the PDC world rankings, has type 2 diabetes and classed as more vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Speaking to BBC Scotland, Hendo said: "It is worrying times - she is having to go out there and risk her life but she is doing a great job.

"I am watching the news every day and you see the death toll going up all the time. There are more NHS workers catching it, so they really are in the frontline.

"She goes out in the morning as normal and you just hope she comes in at night and you just wish she hasn't caught it. I am proud as hell of what she is doing."

With Henderson and his wife both at a higher risk, he admits they have discussed how their lives could change should one of them contract Covid-19.

"We would have to isolate from one another, but I don't think it would sink in until it actually happened," he added.

Henderson is keeping himself busy by stepping up his hours on the practice board.

"I am putting in a bit more because there isn't much else to do," he said. "Daytime television has never been a strong point of mine, so I am just getting ready for when I can go back into competition.

"You can practise as much as you can, four or five hours a day, but nothing beats playing in an actual tournament as there is a different sort of pressure."

Full story on BBC Scotland story here


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