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Ted Hankey blames chest infection

14th November 2012, 04:49pm

Ted Hankey: Lost 5-0 against Michael van Gerwen

Ted Hankey: Lost 5-0 against Michael van Gerwen

Ted Hankey has issued a statement clarifying that his poor performance at the Grand Slam of Darts on Tuesday night was due to a severe chest infection.

Hankey averaged just 59 as he was whitewashed 5-0 by Michael van Gerwen in Wolverhampton, but it was his actions on stage which drew more attention than just the result.

Hankey was constantly rubbing his eyes and looked disoriented up on stage right from the start, leading to some rather bizarre throws and questions as to the reason for his struggles.

With so much speculation that Hankey was not fit to play darts due to a variety of reasons, 'The Count' wanted to clear the matter up and his manager David Stevenson has insisted it was down to illness.

"About three hours before the game Ted complained of feeling dizzy and light headed," said Stevenson.

"He said that as he started his walk on his legs went like jelly and he felt as weak as a kitten. Ted's infection had put pressure on all his senses, most particularly his balance and eye-sight as he could barely see out of his left eye".

"Ted wanted nothing more than to play, especially after finding some form the day before and is absolutely gutted as he feels he's let everyone down who has supported him.

"Ted thought finishing the game was the right thing to do, so instead of retiring he saw the game out. Ted would personally like to thank all his fans for their wonderful comments of support."


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