Iceman desperately needs points as he currently ranks sixth in the standings, seven points from the top four where he has to finish to qualify for the June playoffs. However, he risks missing out on 11pm in Aberdeen this week after withdrawing from the German Grand Prix this weekend.
Price has canceled the event due to illness and suffers from suspected tonsillitis, reports Live dartswhich may turn it off after Thursday.
He was number one in the tournament in Munich, which began on Saturday and ended on Monday, and had a chance to regain the number one spot in the world from Peter Wright by winning the tournament.
The 37-year-old is set to face Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals in Scotland as he continues his quest for qualifying for the playoffs in Berlin.
He has already missed one round of this year’s Premier League, due to a broken bone in his arm that threw him, forcing him to give up the fifth night in Brighton in March.
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Now Price may not only not score more points, but his playoff opponents may move further away from him in the standings. A win in Aberdeen for Peter Wright, Joe Cullen or James Wade will deal a serious blow to Price’s four main hopes.
Price won just one night in this year’s Darts Premier League, which took place back in February when he defeated Wade in the final at Belfast.
If he manages to recover from the disease in time to appear in Aberdeen, fans will be able to hear him New music for a walk after he switched from Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” to Katy Perry’s “Roar”.