Andy Murray health: ‘The pain is too much’ – why the tennis hero had career-saving surgery

ANDY MURRAY will be highlighted as a British tennis legend on Saturday afternoon, in the BBC One show ‘Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon’. But, Murray has been plagued by painful injuries, and had career-saving surgery in January 2019.

Andy Murray, 33, is continuing his comeback to the tennis arena, and is gaining confidence after a lengthy spell on the sidelines. He was forced to have a second major surgery last year, after he admitted that the pain in his hip could end his career.

He’ll be interviewed by Sue to explain his experience of playing on Centre Court at SW19, alongside a host of other tennis legends, including Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and Pete Sampras.

He may even touch on his high-profile injury concerns, that saw him miss seven months of tennis last year.

He had his second major surgery on his hip last year, after admitting that the pain was too much.

After being knocked out of the Australian Open in January 2019, and ahead of the surgery, he said: “I’m not sure I’m able to play through the pain for another four or five months.

“I’m not feeling good, I’ve been struggling for a long time.

“I’ve been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now. I’ve pretty much done everything I could to try and get my hip feeling better and it hasn’t helped loads.

“I’m in a better place than I was six months ago but I’m still in a lot of pain. I can still play to a level, but not a level I have played at.”


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