Dmitri Van den Bergh says he feels reborn after losing a leg brace in time to face former world number one Michael Van Gerwen. The Belgian will make his debut at the Premier League and will be playing in front of the cameras but behind closed doors. He had claimed the World Matchplay title at the same venue last year which was the last tournament he played without a brace. The brace was used as a protective measure after he underwent knee surgery shortly after his World Matchplay win.
“I’ve worked hard on the knee and I’m feeling good. The main goal was the Premier League and I’m still being careful,” Van den Bergh told the PDC. “I’m still building the strength in the muscles, working on the balance and building my trust in my leg. Walking around without a knee brace is such a relief – it’s been a long road but I feel like I’m reborn.”
“I’m very excited. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Premier League and I definitely believe I can win it. Hopefully, it can be something similar to the World Matchplay.” he added.