Michael Van Gerwen has withdrawn from the UK Open, World No 1 darts player Michael Van Gerwen has pulled back from the UK Open because of a back damage, the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) have affirmed. The dominant UK Open champion had been compelled to miss the Darts Premier League’s visit to Exeter on Thursday in the wake of neglecting to recuperate from the issue.
Taking after further treatment in the Netherlands, Van Gerwen has been precluded of the end of the week’s UK Open. This implies he passes up a major opportunity for the opportunity to challenge for a third sequential triumph in the occasion at the Butlins Minehead Resort.
The PDC articulation stated: ‘therefore of the withdrawal under Rule 3.7, no substitution will be made in the field for the Coral UK Open, and the third round draw on Friday will highlight 31 ties, with one player getting a bye through to the fourth round.’ Van Gerwen will now be centering his endeavors around getting fit for the following round of the Premier League, being held in Glasgow.