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Darts legend Phil Taylor, 63, issues health update after having operation that left him needing crutches

DARTS icon Phil Taylor has given his fans a health update after having an operation that left him in crutches.

The 63-year-old has been battling with painful arthritis in his hip.

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The Power has been battling with arthritis

Since retiring from professional darts in 2018, “The Power” has been competing on the World Seniors Tour.

The record-holding 16-time world champion has struggled for form, including a disappointing first-round exit at the Senior Championships in February because of his arthritis.

To get back on track Taylor underwent surgery in June to tackle the issue and has since been on crutches.

But over the weekend the darts legend has reached out to his fans via social media with a health update.

In a video message, Taylor said: “Hi everybody, Phil the Power. Just to let you know I’ve had my operation, everything’s fine because a lot of people have been asking me about it. I’m off my crutches now which is great.

“It’s been three weeks on Monday. So another three weeks and I’ll be on the practice board getting ready for the seniors.

“Hopefully now everything will be back to normal, that’s the plan. See you soon, keep well, stay safe.”

Taylor is determined to finish his career on a high and is set to compete at the World Seniors Matchplay this October at York’s Barbican.

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And The Power wants to bow out at the World Seniors Darts Master in Sunderland’s Rainton Arena in November.

Reflecting on his career Taylor said after announcing his second retirement last year: “It’s been an unbelievable journey over the past 35 years and I’ve loved every minute of it.


“I’ll always love performing to the best of my ability.

“But time waits for no man and I know now is the right time to step away from the Tour.

“I’m going to be working just as hard as I always have to make sure I give the fans what they want and go out on top.”

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