PDC champion Tim Duncan’s time has been put on hold for a while after he was forced to withdraw from the final of the PDAQ after failing a drug test.
Key points:Tim Duncan has been unable to play in the WAFL finals because of a knee injuryHis future at the club is uncertain after he failed a drug testing testHe says the PADI is trying to get him back into the team”I’m a bit of a rollercoaster.
I’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but I’m enjoying the moment and looking forward to the next chapter of my career,” Duncan said.”
It’s a long way away, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’m really looking forward and excited to get back out there.”
Hopefully I can get the game started again for Perth next year.
“While the timing is not ideal, Duncan says the pressure on the PODI is low and that he’s not the type of player who would quit without cause.”
I’ve got a long history of working hard to get better and to help my club win, and hopefully I’ll be able to do that again,” he said.
But he is not ruling out another season in the PEDAQ.”
My aim is to be in the finals next year, but obviously I have to take the next step, and I think the next two or three weeks are going to be really important.
“That’s the most important thing for me right now, and the next few weeks are crucial.”
The AFL has announced it will hold a drug free competition at the weekend, with a winner to be crowned at the end of the season.
The PDAI said it will not allow Duncan to return to the Pies until a further testing has been carried out, but that a decision on his future will be made after a full medical and rehabilitation assessment.
Duncan was unavailable for comment, but his father Mark said his son was devastated.
“We’ve just been in shock,” he told PerthNow.
“The last couple of weeks he’s been on and off the field, and now it’s come to a point where we’re just waiting for the right time to talk to him and to make sure he’s got the best chance of playing for the club.”
At this stage, I’m not sure what the future holds for Tim, but the last few weeks have been extremely difficult for him and he’s very sad and very upset about it.
“He’s still got his footy to play for, but he’s just got to deal with it and I know that will take some time, but if he can play in finals next season then he’s a great kid and I hope he’s able to put the pain behind him and get back into action.”