December 29, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea's Gary Anderson in injury scare at World darts finals

Burnham-On-Sea's darts star Gary Anderson reached the PDC World Darts Championship quarter-finals on Thursday night (December 28th) despite suffering back pain.

Gary beat Steve West 4-2 in a third-round match to earn his place in a much-anticipated quarter-final against Phil Taylor tonight (Friday), but the Burnham darts player appears to have a major injury worry.

Anderson, who was champion in 2015 and 2016, struggled as he defeated West with an average of only 34 per cent on the doubles.

Sky Sports pundits Wayne Mardle and John Part speculated that a back injury appears to be worrying Anderson.

"The way he was holding his back meant it looks like it might be some kind of sciatic problem," said Mardle.

"I don’t know how much pain he’s in but it was incredible how many darts he needed to finish it off at the end."

Part added: "He couldn’t stand rigidly enough to get the release he needed across the board (for the doubles). Hopefully he can compete and he’ll do everything in his power to be ready."

He left Alexandra Palace after Thursday's match without giving an update on his condition.


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