Andy Murray admits tennis return will cause long-term health issues – if he is lucky
Andy Murray says that his return to tennis means he will need a full hip replacement some time in the future.
The former world number one looked to have admitted defeat at the start of this year and was set for Wimbledon farewell this summer.
However, he instead opted to have hip resurfacing surgery – a procedure that involves coating the hip joint in metal.
Murray enjoyed some success in doubles after returning, but is now focusing purely on his singles career, and he knows the risks involved.
“There is always a risk in sport,” Murray told Express Sport.
“The prosthesis that I have in there they say should last 20 or so years – then I would have a full hip replacement.
“You can’t resurface your hip twice.
“The risk in playing is that it lasts less time than it would otherwise and I would need a hip replacement sooner.
Regardless of what happens from here in this match (he leads 6-4, 2-6, 2-1), that Andy Murray is sticking in against roadrunner Alex De Minaur after 2 hours in 28 degree heat and humidity this soon into his comeback with a metal bit in his hip, is absolutely bloody extraordinary.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) September 26, 2019
“And with playing sport at a high level, that risk is higher.
“It might mean the operation or the prosthesis won’t last as long. That is why doctors and stuff are cautious.
“For surgeons and doctors, they don’t want to be the person who says, ‘Go back and do this, absolutely you’ll be fine’, then have it break after two years and there needs to be a full hip replacement.”
French Open day four: Serena Williams withdraws as Rafael Nadal breezes through
The 23-time grand slam champion came into the tournament nursing an Achilles injury.
Rafael Nadal eases into French Open third round as Dominic Thiem also ‘feels pretty good’ after victory
Nadal and Thiem looking the part.
Sara Errani accuses Kiki Bertens of faking injury: ‘For one hour she’s injured, then she runs like never’
Bertens experienced full body cramps.
Jamie Murray reveals worry for future of British tennis after French Open exits
All Britain’s singles players lost in French Open first round.
EXCLUSIVE – In conversation with the mastermind behind the revolutionary ASICS Tennis Academy
T365 speaks exclusively to Rene Zandbergen from ASICS.
Sara Errani has serving meltdown, loses, shouts ‘f*** ***’, meanwhile Kiki Bertens leaves court in wheelchair
All in a day’s work at Roland Garros.
Serena Williams admits her 2020 season could be over after latest injury setback
Williams sustained the injury at US Open.
‘I’m struggling to walk,’ says Serena Williams as she pulls out of the French Open due to injury
Serena Williams OUT of 2020 French Open.
Deadly Novak Djokovic likened to a ‘snake suffocating its prey’ by French Open opponent
“At the beginning, it was just surreal,” says Ymer.
‘I would like to see Wimbledon go ahead with or without fans in 2021,’ says Andy Murray
Andy Murray hopes Wimbledon returns to 2021 calendar.