Gerwyn Price has withdrawn from the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters due to an elbow injury. The world number one had…
Gerwyn Price has withdrawn from the 2021 Nordic Darts Masters due to an elbow injury.
The world number one had defeated Sweden’s Daniel Larsson 6-3 in the opening round of the World Series event in Copenhagen on Friday but admitted in his post-match interview he had been suffering from a recurrence of a previous elbow problem.
Price was due to face Fallon Sherrock in the Quarter-Finals on Saturday afternoon but has now withdrawn from the remainder of the tournament.
The Welshman will now return home to seek treatment, meaning Sherrock receives a walkover into the Semi-Finals.
“I’m gutted to have to withdraw, especially after getting the win tonight, but I have to consider the long-term effects of the injury,” said Price.
“It’s a problem I’ve had previously and I know that playing up to three games on Saturday would be extremely tough and could also affect me ahead of some important events coming up.
“I want to thank the Danish fans for giving me a great welcome on Friday and I hope I can play in front of them again next year.”
Sherrock, who thrashed Denmark’s Niels Heinsøe 6-1 in the First Round, will now face either Dimitri Van den Bergh or Gary Anderson in the Semi-Finals on Saturday evening.
Price’s next scheduled tournament is the Gibraltar Darts Trophy from September 24-26, but it is unclear as yet whether the reigning World Champion will feature in the season’s second European Tour event.