Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery again: Hopefully this will be the end of my pain

first_img Reuters LondonJanuary 29, 2019UPDATED: January 29, 2019 15:37 IST Andy Murray said, “there is a strong possibility I won’t come back and play after an operation”. (@andymurray Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray had undergone a hip surgery last year as wellMurray wrote on social media that he now has a “metal hip”Murray said if had to take farewell, he wanted it to be at WimbledonFormer world number one Andy Murray has undergone a hip resurfacing surgery in London, the 31-year-old Scot said on Tuesday.Murray has struggled to regain form since undergoing hip surgery last year and was knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open earlier this month, having said the tournament could be his last as a professional.His post on Instagram featured an X-ray picture of his hip.”I now have a metal hip,” Murray wrote in his post.”Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.”In an emotional news conference in Melbourne ahead of the Australian Open, Murray announced he would retire this year, preferably after a farewell appearance at Wimbledon.The two-time Olympic champion told BBC this month that surgery was the only option if he wanted to extend his career.”There is a strong possibility I won’t come back and play after an operation. I want to play tennis, but not with the hip I have right now,” he said.The ATP Tour posted a tweet in support for Murray: “Get well soon Andy, we know you will do everything to get back on tour!”advertisementYesterday @andy_murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery in London.Get well soon Andy, we know you will do everything to get back on tour! #GetwellsoonAndyMurray pic.twitter.com/edP9bhpLQYATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 29, 2019Three-time Grand Slam champion, Murray initially had surgery on his right hip in January 2018 and has played 15 matches since returning to action last June.He was due to play in next month’s Marseille Open but withdrew from the tournament last week.Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray told Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Read | Andy Murray slams Britain Lawn Tennis Association for failing to build on his successAlso Read | Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Tennis Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery again: Hopefully this will be the end of my painAndy Murray had lost in the first round of the Australian Open 2019 after which he gave an emotional press conference saying he did not know if he could play again.advertisement Nextlast_img