Murray 'Will Not Have Surgery On His Ankle' After Worrying Injury

Murray 'Will Not Have Surgery On His Ankle' After Worrying Injury

by Nurein Ahmed

Andy Murray recently hurt his ankle ligaments, and now a fresh update regarding his injury has come to light from the Scotsman's spokesperson.

Murray aggravated serious damage to his ankle while competing at the Miami Masters in a losing effort against Czech rising star Tomas Machac. He ruptured his anterior talofibular and his calcaneofibular ligaments.

Immediately, the former world No. 1 sensed that the injury would be a massive setback in his quest to play a few more tournaments before his expected retirement, potentially this summer.

The scale of such injuries requires a lengthy layoff, as pointed out by WTA legend Martina Navratilova, who believes that the 36-year-old will be out for a while. Understandably, Murray withdrew from two tournaments during this year's clay swing in order to focus on his treatment.

A spokesperson revealed details of Murray's recovery, telling the BBC that rehab was "going well." Murray has been wearing a protective walking boot during the healing process. Although it was feared that he might require surgery, thereby prolonging the recovery period, that won't be the case.

"Latest update from Andy (Murray) is that he is now out of the walking boot and will not be having surgery on his ankle. His rehab is going well and he is hoping to start hitting again on court soon. As yet he doesn't have a date yet for returning to competition."

Murray's spokesperson told the BBC

Despite the positive feedback, it is still unclear when and where Murray will return. The three-time Grand Slam champion has previously stated that he can't see himself playing beyond the summer, with Wimbledon and the Paris Olympics likely to be his final tournaments on the pro tour.

For now, though, any time frame pertaining to his comeback remains a mystery. However, the two-time Olympic gold medalist has defied the odds in the past in recovering from more gruesome injuries like back and hip injuries to play again.


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