According to his brother, Jamie, Andy Murray has an elbow tear which will leave him unfit for Great Britain’s Davis Cup tie next month against France. And it could jeopardize his participation in the first clay Masters event of the season in Monte Carlo in three weeks.
“It’s some sort of tear in his elbow,” Jamie told the British press in Miami.
“[Andy] said he can do everything except serve and he told me rest was all he had to do. I am not planning that he is going to be there. If he is, then, obviously that’s great for the team and we’ll see what happens, but the most important thing for him is just to get healthy because he has had a few issues now.
“He has had shingles and he has had his elbow. He was sick here as well for two or three days after he pulled out of the tournament. I think he just needs to get a bit settled and get a good crack at it over the next three months because there’s a lot of big tournaments to play.”
Murray withdrew from Miami due to the elbow, but wasn’t under any ranking pressure. But that changes next week with semifinal Monte Carlo points to defend then finals at Madrid, title at Rome and finals at the French Open before the grass season which he swept last year.
Murray’s only played one match in the last month, that a loss to Vasek Pospisil at Indian Wells. So he’s had rest, but there’s been no official word from the Murray camp on the extent of the injury. As of now he’s still entered in Monte Carlo and hasn’t officially withdrawn from Davis Cup.
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