Michael Smith before the Champions League of Darts revealed that he broke his hand during his World Championship final defeat to Michael van Gerwen.

Smith said that he went three nil down and then punched a wall and broke a bone as a result. ‘Bully Boy’ added that when he was given his runner-up trophy he asked for it in the other hand.

He also said that from his perspective if that didn’t happen; he could have easily have walked that final in the end.

“I think it took me to be three nil down, I broke my left hand,” said Smith to LiveDarts.

“I went outside and punched a wall and my hand just caved in on my watch and I snapped a bone.

“When Barry [Hearn] gave me the runner-up trophy, I was like “give it in my right hand please!”

“This year coming up is when I will try because you saw me leading up to that final I wasn’t missing, I was doing everything right.

“Going into the final I think I had the highest stats in every single department, but because I was there it was kind of new to me.

“I thought, not everyone’s won their first so just enjoy it and see what happens, it took me until three sets down to think I could have won this.

“I could have walked that final.”

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Author: Samuel Gill