Luke Humphries has withdrawn from the next double header of Players Championship action set to begin today (Saturday).
The Berkshire ace recently revealed his ongoing battle with anxiety which means panic attacks are frequent which at times has been affecting his game.
He played on though until he could seek help and he took to Facebook on Friday night and called his decision to withdraw the hardest of his career so far.
Also he will not be returning until this improves and will be picking and choosing events from now on as a result.
‘Made the hardest decision of my pro career to date but have decided to remove myself from the PDC Players Championship events this weekend,’ said Humphries.
‘I’m really just not mentally strong enough at the moment and I need to get myself better before I can progress and I know that now, I won’t be returning until things get better for me which I will be on the road to starting this Tuesday; I will be picking and choosing events I want to play in for the rest of the year.’
‘Thanks for everyone’s support throughout this tough time I’m going through. but I know I’ll come out the other side and be a better player for it. This really hasn’t been easy for me. I’m gutted. But it’s 100% the right decision for me. And I wish the player taking my place all the best in the world.’
Author: Samuel Gill