Michael van Gerwen is a race to be fit for the Matchplay and will miss the World Cup of Darts
The World number 3 Michael van Gerwen is set to undergo surgery on a long standing wrist problem. The operation will take place hours after the Premier League finals on the 14th of June.
The Dutch captain will miss the upcoming World Cup of Darts and Players Championships, also casting a doubt on the World Series event in Amsterdam at the end of June. This could also be a worry with the World Matchplay in late July.
“For some time now I have been experiencing a tingling sensation in my throwing hand and arm.
Following medical assessment, I was diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
I have been receiving treatment for a while in order to ease the symptoms, enabling me to continue to play to a good level.
However, it has become clear that I will require an operation for this problem
to go away permanently.
This operation will take place in on 14 June, following the Premier League Play-Offs.
Unfortunately, this means I will be unable to play in Players Championships 16-17 and the World Cup of Darts.
It is disappointing to miss the World Cup but myself, my management, family and medical advisors agree that it is the right time to fix the problem.
I will make decisions on other events in June and July based on how my recovery progresses. It is my goal to be back to one hundred percent ahead of the World Matchplay.
I want to thank those around me for their support and understanding. Having this operation now
means I will miss some events but should be at full strength for all the big televised tournaments for
the rest of the year.
I would also like to wish the Netherlands team the best of luck at the World Cup of Darts.”
Can MvG beat the clock and make a complete recovery in time for the PDC’s second biggest ranking event? We wish Michael a speedy recovery.