Andy Murray could return to action sooner than expected

Andy Murray looks on

Andy Murray’s rehabilitation following surgery is going better than expected and he could return to action sooner than initially predicted.

The three-time Grand Slam winner had to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a right hip injury, which also forced him to miss the second half of the 2017 season.

He opted for surgery and targeted the grass-court season, which starts in June, for a potential comeback.

However, reports suggest he could be back before that with Sky Sports saying “rehabilitation from hip surgery is going so well that the former world No 1 could return to action sooner than expected”.

He has returned to the gym and one of his sponsors posted the video below on Facebook.

There is talk that he could return to on-court training by the end of March, but his first tournament is likely to be the Queen’s Club, which starts on June 18.