Peter Wright said he felt his right elbow go “twang” before moving into his first quarter-final at the World Grand Prix with a win over Mervyn King on Wednesday.
World No 3 and tournament favourite Wright got off to a slow start in the last match of the evening, with King checking out 68 on double 16 to take the first set 3-2.
Wright then began his recovery by winning the second set 3-1, including a 116 checkout on double 18 in the fourth leg.
The Scot, who is aiming to win his second televised PDC title and his 11th overall in 2017, claimed the third set by the same margin by pinning a stunning 141 checkout in the process, moving him into a 2-1 lead.
The 47-year-old claimed all three legs in the final set of the match in style, taking out 24 on double 12 in the first, 121 on the bull on the second before finally wrapping up the victory with a 112 finish on tops.
The UK Open Champion hit 71 per cent of his attempts at finishing doubles but was clearly struggling with an elbow injury throughout.
“I was practising and threw one dart too hard and just felt it go ‘twang’,” revealed Wright, who now plays Mensur Suljovic in the last eight on Thursday.
“It was really affecting me in the first set but I adjusted my throw and it got a little better and fortunately I’m through.
“I’ll rest tonight and be ready to play Mensur, he’s playing alright at the moment but people aren’t playing well against him.”
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