Elbow Tear Leaves Andy Murray’s Clay Season In Limbo
by Tom Gainey | March 27th, 2017, 4:39 pm

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 As of now he’s still entered in Monte Carlo and hasn’t officially withdrawn from Davis Cup.

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12 Comments for Elbow Tear Leaves Andy Murray’s Clay Season In Limbo

Aileen Says:

Andy being Andy we’ll probably never hear anything specific about the elbow tear even if he is forced to pull out of the DC and Monte Carlo, and no doubt his camp have been told to remain silent as well. He did the same when he had back surgery, which gave rise to a great deal of speculation, much of it probably completely erroneous, which went on ad nauseam for months. I don’t expect all players to announce these things in great detail, but I do think it would be common courtesy on his part to give his loyal fans at least some indication as to exactly what this problem is instead of leaving them too in a state of limbo, particularly as other top players seem to have no problem with this.

Daniel Says:

Bas news. At least he has some time now and with his early loss in IW will be almost 5 weeks with no hit.

chrisford Says:

Aileen – think…
No competitor wants to give the exact nature in injuries and ailments to their rivals.
Alas, that reality about information flow means if he gave his fans the ‘common courtesy’ of how it is affecting abilities and schedule, he would also be giving that info to Fed, Stan, Kyrgios, etc at the same time.
All I can say is I hope Andy is OK and playing well by Queens.

J.S. Says:

I will be really disappointed if Andy isn’t at Monte Carlo. The only reason I’m going is to see Andy and Rafa…..Hope he gets well!
This is terrible news (:

RZ Says:

Andy is missing Davis Cup. Tsonga and Gasquet are also missing Davis Cup, and it sounds like Monfils may be questionable. So Team GB still has a shot to advance, though the French team have a lot of depth with Pouille, Simon, Mahut, etc. If the doubles ends up being Mahut/Herbert vs J. Maurry/Inglot, should be a good matchup.

Margot Says:

RZ: I’m going. Boo:( Love France so not too sad.
Courbon and his yurt are in my sights…;)

J-Kath Says:

Good on U, Margot.

I nearly booked as well for Davis Cup – but having known a few colleagues with Shingles – and how it keeps coming back (and some not much older than Andy) – plus Andy’s very debilitating flu (not to mention most recent – elbow) – I guessed (and hoped) he wouldn’t play.

I think about the French Open – but I’d suffer if it was a hot, hot French summer. I love France too – I’ve got a sister living there – but quite far away from Paris.


RZ Says:

@Margot – you’ll still have a good time, despite some of the absences. I watched Pouille in Indian Wells and enjoyed it. Davis Cup is fun, even if you’re in the minority like I was when GB played the US.

Margot Says:

Thanks gals. I will. :)
Didn’t really expect Andy to be there with one thing and another TBH. Like Poille, so Allez Les Bleus…perhaps …;)
Kath: I went to RG a few years ago and enjoyed it very much, but it was cold and there isn’t much shelter, or much to do if it rains. Perhaps its improved now, it was 8 years ago. Am thinking of going next year, or perhaps Bercy.

J-Kath Says:

Yes Skeezer: Saw that too – I suppose a charity match is different than 5-setter Davis Cup – that said – would prefer he didn’t play – assume he knows better – maybe trying out his own performance in a less competitive encounter.?

Margot Says:

As good a place as any to test it out, skeeze.

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