Taylor Looks To Go Out With A Bang As His Recovery Continues

For fans who have been following the sport of darts since the British Darts Organisation was founded back in 1973, and then the rather acrimonious split in 1993 to the Professional Darts Corporation, few will not be keenly aware of Stoke native, Phil Taylor.

The now 63 year old right hander was a serial, and multi winning Champion during his professional days, and 'The Power' was well loved on the circuit. Some even preferred the nickname 'The Crafty Potter' in reference to his place of birth, and just maybe the fact that legendary Eric Bristow kind of adopted him in his very early days of playing the game, as by then he was a regular at Bristow's pub 'The Crafty Cockney,' even going as far as sponsoring him initially given the potential he saw.

Taylor more than lived up to that belief in the years that followed, and he definitely had his spells of total dominance at the oche in tournaments down the years. But having retired from the professional game back in 2018, the darts icon has remained a regular in the bookies odds and for those who prefer to have their flutters online in the modern age, you can enjoy seamless PayID pokies transactions from the comfort of your own home, as Taylor has more than kept his hand in the sport by being a regular on the World Seniors Darts Tour in the years since and that naturally delighted many given his clear talent.

Unfortunately, in more recent times he has had clear problems in replicating the kind of eye and form that took him to a record 16 world titles, and with concerned fans naturally wondering what the issue was, he has recently given an update.

Having already announced his impending retirement from the Seniors Tour at the end of the year, Taylor confirmed that he had recently gone under the knife and had an operation back in June on a troublesome arthritis problem that had developed in his hip.

It seems the surgery went very well indeed, and as he continues to undergo his rehabilitation ahead of his ultimate full retirement, it feels like he is determined to go out with a proper bang and final swansong, as opposed to just dropping out without even much of a wimper.

Taking to social media to give an update in a video message, he confirmed that he was already off his crutches and back on his feet after three weeks of work, and the next step for him now was to simply get back on the practice board for the next round of seniors action.

If things continue to go to plan for the clear darts legend and household name, he will be back competing at the World Seniors Matchplay in October which will take place at the Barbican in York. Having lost the final of the first edition of the tournament back in 2022, suffering a 12-10 loss to Robert Thornton, at the last time of asking, he will naturally be hoping that his return can see him go all the way this time around, and basically bring his full career to a close with yet more tournament victories under his belt.

Following the Barbican appearance, it is expected that he will attend the World Seniors Darts Masters at the Rainton Arena in Sunderland the following month, and then the curtain will be drawn.

Those who have followed his career closely over the years, and supported him on even in those inevitable periods of greater struggles, will definitely be expecting him to bounce back once again and go out on the high that his career thoroughly deserves.

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