James Wilson for a long time has been a real emerging star on the periphery of the higher echelons of the PDC rankings but has suffered with bad injuries.

Wilson spoke honestly about his year to LiveDarts and said that he even thought his career was over at one point as he just couldn’t throw.

“I’ve had such a bad year with an eye injury and shoulder injury,” Wilson told Live Darts.

“It’s been horrendous, six weeks ago I couldn’t lift my arm to throw a dart, I thought my career was over.

“I had an exhibition with Phil Taylor, I had to go on stage and apologise to him because I couldn’t throw.

“He watched and he went “just get home and rest” – I’ve rested and now it’s going well.”

Wilson added that he’s coming back and while he’s not fully fit yet; he’s getting there ahead of an important month; where he will compete at the PDC World Championship against German prospect Nico Kurz.

“I’ve been to hell and back, I really have, and there’s no mercy from any of the players,” added Wilson.

“They don’t care if you’ve got a bad arm or shoulder, they’re not bothered.

“I’m not fully fit yet, I’ve just come back.

“I’m practicing well, I’m not there yet but I will be.

“You’ve got to drag yourself back and keep pushing.

“I’m a Yorkshireman, I’ve got grit and I’ll fight and come back.”

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Author: Samuel Gill