Andy Murray’s immediate tennis future in doubt following severe injury

Andy Murray shared an emotional post about his injury on social media. Source: Getty

He’s one of the biggest tennis players in the world but Andy Murray has suggested that his immediate tennis future is on hold following a nasty injury.

The 30-year-old from Glasgow has been forced to pull out of the Brisbane International tournament on Tuesday afternoon following an ongoing hip problem.

The three-time grand slam winner took to social media with an emotional post to explain to fans what was happening.

He firstly apologised to Brisbane Tennis for withdrawing from the competition at such late notice.

Hey everyone.. Just wanted to write a little message on here for anyone interested in what in going through right now. Firstly I want to apologise to @brisbanetennis for withdrawing at late notice and to everyone who wanted to come along to watch me play(or lose????) The organisers couldn't have been more understanding and supportive and I'll always remember that. Thank you. I've obviously been going through a really difficult period with my hip for a long time and have sought council from a number of hip specialists. Having been recommended to treat my hip conservatively since the US Open I have done everything asked of me from a rehab perspective and worked extremely hard to try get back on the court competing. Having played practice sets here in Brisbane with some top players unfortunately this hasn't worked yet to get me to the level I would like so I have to reassess my options. Obviously continuing rehab is one option and giving my hip more time to recover. Surgery is also an option but the chances of a successful outcome are not as I high as I would like which has made this my secondary option and my hope has been to avoid that. However this is something I may have to consider but let's hope not. I choose this pic as the little kid inside me just wants to play tennis and Compete.. I genuinely miss it so much and i would give anything to be back out there. I didn't realise until these last few months just how much I love this game. Everytime I wake up from sleeping or napping i hope that it's better and it's quite demoralising when you get on the court it's not at the level you need it to be to compete at this level. In the short term I'm going to be staying in Australia for the next couple of days to see if my hip settles down a bit and will decide by the weekend whether to stay out here or fly home to assess what I do next. Sorry for the long post but I wanted to keep everyone in the loop and get this off my chest as it's really hurting inside. Hope to see you back on the court soon ????????❤️

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The athlete then explained to fans what had happened.

He chose to share a photo of himself as a young child for the post.

“I’ve obviously been going through a really difficult period with my hip for a long time and have sought council from a number of hip specialists,” Murray wrote.

“Having been recommended to treat my hip conservatively since the US Open I have done everything asked of me from a rehab perspective and worked extremely hard to try get back on the court competing.”

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He explained that after playing a few practice matches in Brisbane with some of the world’s top players, he knew he would need to reassess his options.

Murray continued: “Obviously continuing rehab is one option and giving my hip more time to recover.

“Surgery is also an option but the chances of a successful outcome are not as I high as I would like which has made this my secondary option and my hope has been to avoid that. However this is something I may have to consider but let’s hope not.”

He explained that he chose to post a picture of himself as a child because even back then, he wanted nothing more than to play tennis.

The father-of-two, who was also expected to play at the Australian Open, said he hadn’t decided whether he would be competing or not.

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“In the short term I’m going to be staying in Australia for the next couple of days to see if my hip settles down a bit and will decide by the weekend whether to stay out here or fly home to assess what I do next,” he said.

He concluded his message by telling fans he couldn’t wait to see them back on the court again soon.

His followers quickly rallied behind him and sent their messages of support to Murray.

One fan wrote: “Thank you for your raw honesty Andy. I love that little kid inside you, my love for tennis is the same! Do just what you need to do to get yourself better – take care of you first and foremost. God bless xxx”

Another added: “Must be heart breaking not to be able to do something you love especially when you have been number one in the world, hopefully you will overcome this, good luck Andy.”

A third message read: “Absolutely gutted. Sending you lots of positive healing vibes in the hope that we will see you back on court some day soon, not the same without you.”

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