Michael van Gerwen suffers shoulder harm as Jonny Clayton claims closing spot to hitch Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith for season finale Finals Night return to The O2 in London on Thursday, May 25 reside on Sky Sports Action at 7pm
Last Updated: 18/05/23 11:26pm
Michael van Gerwen suffered a shoulder harm throughout his Premier League Darts quarter-final victory towards Chris Dobey in Aberdeen
Michael van Gerwen suffered a left shoulder harm to depart his hopes of constructing subsequent week’s Premier League Finals Night at London’s O2 doubtful.
Reigning champion Van Gerwen suffered the harm throughout his 6-3 win over Chris Dobey in Aberdeen, storming right into a 5-0 lead earlier than enjoying by means of the ache barrier within the latter phases.
Despite receiving therapy post-match, the six-time champion was unable to tackle Dimitri Van den Bergh within the final 4, which noticed the Dutchman report a third-place end.
Premier League – Night 16 in Aberdeen Results
|Quarter-finals||Gerwyn Price||6-2||Peter Wright|
|Jonny Clayton||1-6||Nathan Aspinall|
|Michael Smith||4-6||Dimitri Van den Bergh|
|Michael van Gerwen||6-3||Chris Dobey|
|Semi-finals||Gerwyn Price||6-3||Nathan Aspinall|
|Dimitri Van den Bergh||walkover||Michael van Gerwen|
|Final||Gerwyn Price||5-6||Dimitri Van den Bergh|
Wayne Mardle and Mark Webster debate whether or not MVG shall be match for subsequent week’s Finals Night in London
Van den Bergh signed off from this 12 months’s Premier League in model with victory within the closing, as Jonny Clayton claimed Play-Off qualification on a dramatic night time.
Gerwyn Price grew to become solely the fifth participant in Premier League historical past to complete prime of the league part, having remarkably progressed to a ninth nightly closing of the 2023 season.
The Welshman opened the motion with an emphatic 6-2 success towards house hero Peter Wright, averaging 103 and sealing victory with an outstanding 129 checkout.
Gerwyn Price took out 128 as he ended Nathan Aspinall’s Play-Off hopes
Nathan Aspinall additionally averaged 103 to demolish his Play-Off rival Clayton 6-1, which noticed him draw stage on factors with ‘The Iceman’ forward of his semi-final showdown towards Price.
However, 2020 runner-up Aspinall was unable to safe the victory he wanted to verify a prime 4 spot, succumbing 6-3 to the league chief in a scrappy contest.
Belgian ace Van den Bergh was considered one of solely two gamers on this 12 months’s occasion with no nightly win to his identify forward of the journey to The Granite City, however he rectified that victory on the ultimate night time of league part motion.
The former World Matchplay champion kicked off his marketing campaign with a 6-4 victory over Michael Smith, warding off a late fightback to finish Smith’s nine-match profitable run within the Premier League.
Van den Bergh then acquired a bye by means of to Thursday’s decider at P&J Live, after Van Gerwen was compelled to withdraw.
This arrange a showdown towards table-topper Price for the Night 16 title, and Van den Bergh got here by means of an exhilarating last-leg decider to assert the £10,000 prime prize on Scottish soil.
Van den Bergh gained Night 16 in Aberdeen. He spoke to host Emma Paton and Mark Webster after his win…
“I have given my all and it managed to work out for me tonight,” mirrored Van den Bergh, who leapfrogged Dobey to complete the season in sixth spot.
“I had a chance and I took it. Fair play to Gezzy. He showed his class yet again, but I stuck in, and I’m so happy with this win.
“It’s my first time being on this place within the Premier League, travelling week in week out throughout Europe. I’ve given my greatest and it wasn’t meant to be, however I’ve by no means given up.
“I have to say thank you so much to the PDC. I felt really honoured to be part of this, and while it didn’t happen this time, nobody can say I will never be back.”
Dimitri Van den Bergh hit this sensational end on the best way to beating Michael Smith of their quarter-final match
It’s time for Finals Night at London’s O2
Finals Night in London: Thursday, May 25
|Semi-Finals (Best of 19 legs)||Gerwyn Price vs Jonny Clayton|
|Michael Smith vs Michael van Gerwen|
The Premier League roadshow heads to London’s O2 on Thursday, May 25 for Finals Night.
Table-topper Price will play his compatriot and 2021 champion Clayton in an all-Welsh semi-final, earlier than Smith and Van Gerwen lock horns in a repeat of January’s world championship decider.
The respective semi-final winners will then advance to the night’s showpiece, because the battle to scoop the £275,000 prime prize reaches an exciting climax.
2023 Premier League Schedule
|Play-Offs||The O2, London||May 25|
We’re again for extra Premier League Darts motion from London’s O2 on Thursday, May 25 – reside on Sky Sports Action from 7pm.