Andy Murray’s metal hip setting off detectors at airports
Andy Murray’s new metal hip has given him a new lease on life on and off the tennis court, but he admits it has caused him one or two embarrassing moments as well.
Former world No 1 Murray underwent hip resurfacing surgery in January and he returned to competitive tennis in the doubles at Queen’s Club in June.
The 32-year-old, who is set to compete in the doubles alongside Frenchman Pierre-Herbert Hughes at Wimbledon, has revealed that he is pain free and life has returned to normal following the operation.
However, there is one side-effect.
“I have taken two flights since the operation,” he is quoted as saying in Metro.co.uk. “It went off both times. I didn’t actually think about it before because I don’t really remember that it’s in there now. I went through, it went off and I was like, ‘Oh for God’s sake’.
“And then when I got through, my wife was like, ‘You know that’s because of your hip’. I was like, ‘Oh f*ck, of course’.
“Bob Bryan [the American doubles specialist who has had the same operation] was telling me that you can get a medical certificate but I’m not going to walk around with that to say that I have got a metal hip and show that’s why I am setting the detector off.”
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