Gerwyn Price has withdrawn from the 2022 German Darts Grand Prix in Munich through illness. The world number two was…
Gerwyn Price has withdrawn from the 2022 German Darts Grand Prix in Munich through illness.
The world number two was due to face Keane Barry in the Second Round at The Zenith on Sunday evening.
However, after feeling unwell with suspected tonsillitis, Price has opted to withdraw from the German Darts Grand Prix, meaning Barry receives a bye into the Last 16 on Monday.
The Irish youngster will await the winner of the tie between German number one Gabriel Clemens and Martin Lukeman.
He began the weekend by defeating Host Nation qualifier Lukas Wenig 6-4 in the opening round.
Price was the number one seed, having won the International Open title in Riesa in February and had the opportunity to reclaim the world number one spot from Peter Wright.
The Welshman will now turn his attention to recovering in time for Thursday’s Premier League trip to Aberdeen – where he is due to face Michael van Gerwen in the Quarter-Finals.
The 37-year-old has already missed one night of the Premier League due to a fractured bone in his throwing hand and finds himself seven points adrift of the play-off places.
Price changed his walk-on music to Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ for the first time ahead of last Thursday’s Premier League night in Manchester, having used ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by Vanilla Ice since joining the PDC in 2014.
Just received news that @Gezzyprice pulled out of the tournament and I received a bye into the last 16 of the PDC German Grand Prix!
— Keane Barry (@KBarry180) April 17, 2022