Gary Anderson has withdrawn from the 2019 Premier League with a assist misfortune.
The 2-time winner has been receiving therapy since exiting the PDC World Championship in December.
Anderson, Forty eight, used to be attributable to play Austria’s Mensur Suljovic on the match’s opening night time in Newcastle on Thursday.
Chris Dobey will now exchange Anderson at the first occasion, with eight extra gamers, along with BDO world champion Glen Durrant, taking his enviornment over the next eight weeks.
“That is not a call I’ve taken flippantly but I fabricate not are alive to to let the fans and myself down by striking in performances successfully below what’s expected of me,” Anderson said.
“My physio has instructed me to rest for just a few weeks to get hang of larger my probabilities of coming assist stronger for the comfort of the 365 days and lower the probability of me suffering repeated complications.”
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Parts received by the 9 replacements is not going to depend in direction of the league desk, but their opponents will retain theirs within the occasion that they make any from the match.
The participant who finishes ninth within the desk after Judgement Night in Rotterdam on 28 March will be eradicated.
The final eight throwers will then fight it out for a enviornment within the head four to get hang of it to the play-offs at The O2 Arena, London on 23 Might perchance well well additionally.
The 9 gamers replacing Anderson
Week one, Newcastle – Chris Dobey v Mensur Suljovic
Week two, Glasgow – Glen Durrant v Daryl Gurney
Week three, Dublin – Steve Lennon v Peter Wright
Week four, Exeter – Luke Humphries v Gerwyn Sign
Week 5, Aberdeen – John Henderson v Michael van Gerwen
Week six, Nottingham – Nathan Aspinall v Michael Smith
Week seven, Berlin – Max Hopp v Raymond van Barneveld
Week eight, Rotterdam – Dimitri van den Bergh v James Wade
Judgement Night, Rotterdam – Jeffrey de Zwaan v Decide Inappropriate