TOP DARTS commentator Rod Studd is in hospital after suffering a stroke.
Studd, the popular voice of darts and rugby league on Sky Sports, was being looked after in a specialist unit according to friends.
Fellow sports commentator Stuart Pyke tweeted on Sunday afternoon: “Lots of people have been asking about our good friend Rod Studd.
“We can confirm that sadly Rod has suffered a stroke.
“He’s being very well cared for in a specialist unit and is stable.
“His wife Louise and two boys are so grateful for all the good wishes. We will keep you posted.”
Agent Dick Allix said: “Rod had the stroke on Tuesday and a big thanks to the NHS ambulance for treating him within 20 minutes of the ‘Golden Hour’ critical to a positive outcome.
“Positive thoughts now to get him through this.”
Dave Clark, the long-standing Sky presenter, said: “Wishing Rod and his fantastic family all the luck in the world.
“He’s a top man, a brilliant broadcaster and a great friend.”
Wayne Mardle, the five-time world champ semi-finalist, said: “We’re all immensely worried.
“Hopefully we’ll be back in the commentary box with the main MAB soon, spouting nonsense and annoying each other is what we do. I need my mate back.”
And current star Gary Anderson was also eager to offer up his best wishes.
The Scot, 49, tweeted: "Wishing @Rod_Studd a speedy recovery & our thoughts are with you & your family."
Phil "The Power" Taylor echoed these wishes, writing: "sending all my love and thoughts to @Rod_Studd and his family. I wish you all the best in your road to recovery."
Three-time BDO World Darts Championship winner Glen Durrant wrote: "Just reading about a man on the top of his game. Get well soon @Rod_Studd thinking of you right now my friend".
Bobby George added: "Get well soon @Rod_Studd our love goes out to you and family. Me and Marie x".
Popular commentator Studd joined Sky Sports' darts team in 2009 and is a familiar voice evidently much-loved by the sporting community.
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