Gerwyn Price will play through the pain barrier of a ruptured Achilles tendon after a “freak accident”.
The Iceman suffered the injury while running last week and docs have confirmed he will need surgery on the left leg.
But Price, 33, has revealed he will delay going under the knife until after the World Series and World Matchplay this summer.
He said: “It was a freak accident, and I was hoping that it wouldn't be too serious.
"My foot's in a boot at present but it's my left leg so it's not my standing foot while I play, and I'm still planning to compete in the two European Tour events before Las Vegas.”
The Welshman will compete in the World Series double-header in Las Vegas - where he was a semi-finalist 12 months ago - and Shanghai at the start of July.
He will then take part in the prestigious World Matchplay before having his surgery, giving himself almost two months to recover before the Unibet World Grand Prix.
Price added: “It's really important to me to be in the World Series events in Vegas and Shanghai and the World Matchplay too so I'll be doing everything to keep myself okay for them.
“I should be fine through to August - although I might have to take it easy on stage - and then I'll have the operation and if my recovery goes to plan I should be fine by the end of September.”
By Phil Lanning (@lannomedia)