Adrian Lewis has revealed that he has undergone surgery for a ‘painful health issue’ which has seen him sidelined from competitive action of late.
The two-time World Champion has recently withdrawn from the World Series of Darts events in Shanghai and Las Vegas, the Players Championship double-header in Wigan and the European Tour events in Austria and Leverkusen for health reasons.
The Stoke-on-Trent ace also missed out on the UK qualifier for the Dutch Darts Masters and withdrew from this weekend’s Pro Tour action in Barnsley, having undergone surgery last Friday. Nevertheless, ‘Jackpot’ is setting his sights on returning to action for the World Matchplay at the Winter Gardens later this month.
In a statement released via his official twitter account, Lewis told fans: “I would just like to let everyone know the reason why I have been missing tournaments over the last few months is due to a painful health issue.”
“I’ve had surgery today which has gone well. It’s been a frustrating time for me and I’m relieved it is all over. I can now look forward to playing tournaments for the rest of the year now I’m pain free.”
It’s been a hectic period for Lewis of late, with his wife Sarah set to give birth this summer. As a result, the world number four will not compete in the World Series triple-header in Auckland, Melbourne and Perth next month.
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