“I now have a metal hip”: Andy Murray undergoes major surgery
Andy Murray has undergone hip resurfacing surgery, only two weeks after his Australian Open exit.
The three-time Grand Slam champion shared on Instagram that he had the surgery in London on Monday, a fortnight after the loss to Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open.
“I now have a metal hip,” Murray wrote. “Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.”
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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 😀 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😂
It remains unknown whether Murray will be returning to Wimbledon in July this year. Earlier this month, the 31-year-old said the Australian Open might be the last tournament of his career.
“Having an operation like that, there’s absolutely no guarantees I’d be able to play again,” Murray said in a press conference at the Melbourne Arena.
“I’d like to play until Wimbledon – that’s where I’d like to stop playing – but I’m not certain I’m able to do that.”
The former world number one also had hip surgery in Melbourne last year and has played 15 matches since.