Price To Defy Achilles Injury

Gerwyn Price (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

GERWYN PRICE is to defy the pain of a ruptured Achilles tendon to compete on the PDC World Series in Las Vegas and Shanghai and at the BetVictor World Matchplay next month.

The Welsh star suffered the freak injury whilst running last week, with doctors confirming on Monday that he will require surgery to repair the tendon in his left leg.

However, Price is planning to delay surgery until the start of August to enable him to continue competing during a high-profile period.

The 33-year-old is poised to compete in the World Series double-header in Las Vegas - where he was a semi-finalist 12 months ago - and Shanghai at the start of July.

He will then take part in the prestigious World Matchplay before having his surgery, giving himself almost two months to recover before the Unibet World Grand Prix.

"When I suffered the injury I couldn't believe my luck," admitted Price, the former UK Open and World Cup of Darts finalist.

"It was a freak accident, and I was hoping that it wouldn't be too serious.

"My foot's in a boot at present but it's my left leg so it's not my standing foot while I play, and I'm still planning to compete in the two European Tour events before Las Vegas.

"It's really important to me to be in the World Series events in Vegas and Shanghai and the World Matchplay too so I'll be doing everything to keep myself okay for them.

"I should be fine through to August - although I might have to take it easy on stage - and then I'll have the operation and if my recovery goes to plan I should be fine by the end of September."

Gerwyn Price's stance - including his left leg position - was analysed by Rod Harrington during the PDC's "My Throw" series on YouTube.

To see his action watch below.