Peter Wright had to throw his match against Gary Anderson (6-6) into the Premier League on Thursday with a sprained ankle. The world champion injured himself during a dance on his rise.
"I twisted my ankle. I have some pain and it also caused me problems during the game," Wright told RTL . "Fortunately it wasn't the foot I lean on while throwing."
The 49-year-old Schot tried to minimize the inconvenience during the game. "The last thing I want is for my opponent to be bothered. Gary is my teammate in the World Cup. I didn't want to delay him and walked to the board with big steps to extract my arrows as quickly as possible."
But the injury did indeed hinder Wright during the Premier League match in Nottingham. "I struggled to find the right balance and it was hard for me to hit the triple. Fortunately I was able to grab a point. Better than nothing."
The world champion started the Premier League with difficulty. Last week, Wright lost to Michael van Gerwen in the opening round.
With one point Wright is in seventh place, leader Van Gerwen is the only one left unbeaten. Next Thursday, the third round of the Premier League will be played in Cardiff.
See also: The results and the position in the Premier League Darts