Peter Wright has declared himself fit to play against Diogo Portela in the William Hill World Darts Championship on Thursday evening.

The world number two had been a doubt for the tournament after being rushed to hospital on Thursday November 30 with suspected gallstones. Scans have confirmed that he has three gallstones, but Wright’s health has improved sufficiently for him to take part in the World Championship, beginning his challenge against Brazilian debutant Diogo Portela.

“I’ll be playing on Thursday and I can’t wait to get back to Ally Pally,” said the UK Open champion. “I’m feeling totally fine in many ways, and I’m rested.

“I’m still waiting to hear back from the doctors following my scan and it might be that I need some further treatment in the next few weeks, but I’ve done everything I can to recover so far.

“I’ve been eating really healthily, getting lots of rest, taking the medication and doing all the right things, and it’s all looking good. It’s great that I can play against Diogo on Thursday and I want to do my best to win this title now.”

Source: PDC.TV

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