PDC Tour Card holder Van Duivenbode set to take indefinite break from darts: “The arm has simply not worked for a while”

Mike van Duivenbode will not return to the PDC circuit at the PDC Autumn Series. He has decided to stop playing darts temporarily.

“Unfortunately, I will have to leave darts for a longer period. I think this is unwise and it saddens me a lot, but there is currently no other choice.

Long story short it takes a lot of pain, effort and energy for me to play darts full time. The arm has simply not worked for a while, and then you have to think again and make the decision, ”Van Duivenbode wrote on Facebook on Friday evening.

He finally emphasized that it is not a final goodbye. “This is not giving up. This is a conscious choice with a lot of thought behind it. I don't know how long it will take. Can be months, can be years. But someday I will come back, the Pigeon will be back. ”

Van Duivenbode had been in possession of a PDC Tour Card since the beginning of 2019 and at times showed some real talent but was in real danger of losing it at the end of this year.

PDC Tour Card holder Van Duivenbode set to take indefinite break from darts: “The arm has simply not worked for a while”
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