Andy Murray revealed that he underwent hip resurfacing surgery Monday in London.
The Scot posted on Social Media, “I underwent a hip resurfacing surgery in London yesterday morning…feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain in😀 I now have a metal hip as you can see in the 2nd photo 👉👉 and I look like I’ve got a bit of a gut in photo 1😂”
The 31-year-old said that undergoing such a procedure could mean he may never play competitive tennis again, but he would be able to live a pain-free life it all went well.
“The reason for having an operation like that is not to return to professional sports, you know, it’s just for a better quality of life,” Murray said in Australia.
“But I’m also realistic in knowing that that’s not an easy thing to come back to or play professional sport to a high level.
“It has been done. Bob Bryan had this operation post Wimbledon last year, and is obviously back playing. I’ve had lots of communication with him about it. But obviously there’s a difference between singles and doubles in terms of the physicality and the movement and stuff. Certainly no guarantees there.”
Beyond what Murray posted, we don’t know much more and if the Australian Open was in fact his last event.
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