Michael Van Gerwen reveals that he suffered a serious back injury while showering with his wife … but the number 1 in the world insists he “feels comfortable” ahead of PDC World Darts
- Michael Van Gerwen suffered a severe back injury after bathing his wife
- World No. 1 hit the nerve in 2017 and suffered a recurring injury
- He was nearly forced to withdraw from the PDC Darts World Cup in November
- But the Dutchman insisted he was feeling happy ahead of the World Championships
Michael Van Gerwen revealed that he needed treatment in hospital last month after he suffered a severe back injury while showering with his wife Daphne Govers.
The Dutchman nearly pulled out of the PDC Arrows World Cup in November and there were concerns that he might miss the Ally Pally World Championship, which begins this week.
World No.1 injured his back for the first time in March 2017, causing him to miss the UK Open defense, and he has now made clear how the injury happened.
Michael Van Gerwen revealed he suffered a back injury in 2017 after showering his wife Daphne Gophers (right).
Player 1 suffered a repeat injury last month and is in need of hospital treatment
I had serious problems last month. “I’ve had a full checkup in the hospital,” Van Gueroyen said.
‘But I feel good now. People around me check me well.
It was twitching and nerves behind my rib, on my lungs. So this part of my body was hurting. Last time, I didn’t even sneak in the bathroom. Coughed.
I was with my lady in the bathroom – because we always shower together. this is good.
Van Gerwen insisted he was feeling happy before the World Archers Championship
I was sitting in the bathroom. I started coughing and pulled my back. This is how it happened.
Van Gerwen has insisted that he will not use the injury as an excuse as he is looking forward to becoming the world champion for the fourth time in 2021. He won the championships in 2014, 2017 and 2019 but lost to Peter Wright in the 2020 final in January.
Am I worried about that? No. You need to make sure you have the right people around to make sure you are right on the next round.
Doctors don’t know why. It could happen to anyone who says.
The most important thing was that my lung and heart were fine. nothing at all. It is in very good condition.
The Dutchman won the championship three times but lost to Peter Wright in January
I never make up excuses. Always blame yourself if you play badly. Otherwise, you will never get better.
The 31-year-old will start in the second round on Saturday and play either Scott Ryan Murray or Filipino Lawrence Ellagan.
There will be no fans to watch it in action after London is placed in Level 3 Coronavirus Constraints. Tuesday’s session will be attended by only 1,000 spectators.