Jeffrey de Zwaan was not dissatisfied on Monday when the results of his MRI scan came out. The Black Cobra is struggling with a calcification of the tendons in his shoulder.

As a result of this diagnosis, De Zwaan had to withdraw from the PDC Home Tour, in which he would come into action on Wednesday. Instead, he may soon need surgery, he told Dutch website Dartsnieuws.

“I have an X-ray taken on Wednesday and then I will hear on Thursday whether and if necessary when I will have the surgery. I have a calcification in the tendons of my shoulder and it will probably have to be removed with a small surgery. ”

The relief was mainly due to the fact that De Zwaan was afraid that a splinter of a bone was pressing against his muscle. However, that is not the case. “It is a small surgery and not a surgery that involves cutting things,” he explains.

The calcification on his shoulder is on top of a persistent bursitis. “Basically, it is a complication from an existing injury. It was a bursitis and I went through that.”

“First I have to recover from my shoulder surgery for two weeks and then I actually have to rest for four to six months to deal with the bursitis. I have done a month of that now. Now is the best time to do that because of Coronavirus.”

The PDC has currently postponed all ranking tournaments in May and June. Would De Zwaan be able to play darts again in July? “I don’t know yet, it depends on the recovery. With the bursitis I can still do some things. I could then build it up with, for example, half an hour of practice. If I’m able to, I will try to play, otherwise it makes no sense to me”, the Dutchman said.

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