A medic is rarely required in the world of darts but Darius Labanauskas found himself in desperate need of a plaster during his PDC World Championship clash with Michael van Gerwen on Sunday night.
The Lithuanian had it all to do against the defending champion and world number one and things did not get any easier for him as he managed to stab himself with a dart midway through the match.
Lucky D should have known better than to try and catch a flying dart and his mistake caused him to spill some blood on the Alexandra Palace stage.
Labanauskas pulled his darts from the board and one spun up into the air, he went to catch it with his left hand and the point pierced his finger.
After a brief few moments of distress, referee George Noble entered the scene to sort out the situation with a small blue plaster and play resumed.
ANYONE GOT A PLASTER? 🩹
"Darts is a dangerous sport. Let me tell you."
Wise words from @Wayne501Mardle!
'Lucky D' wasn't so lucky on this occasion…
— Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) December 29, 2019
Labanauskas did not let the war wound bother him and he soldiered on manfully against Van Gerwen.
It was not an injury that will require any more than a sticking plaster, but medical treatment is so rare on the oche, it was a sight to behold.
Sky Sports commentator Wayne Mardle declared, ‘Darts is a dangerous sport!’
It isn’t, but Labanauskas did his best to add a bit of jeopardy to the no-contact contest.
Who says darts isn't a dangerous sport?
BLOOD IS SPILT on the Ally Pally stage, but luckily Nurse Noble is on hand with a plaster… pic.twitter.com/j4qGt7ci1c
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 29, 2019