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Former World No. 1 Andy Murray Undergoes Hip Resurfacing Surgery

Hip resurfacing is performed as a surgical alternative to total hip replacement.

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Former World No. 1 Andy Murray Undergoes Hip Resurfacing Surgery

Andy Murray got a metal hip implant one year after his first procedure on the joint. This hip resurfacing surgery is his second one on the hip.

The former World Number 1 and three-time Grand Slam champion posted on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday.

He posted two pictures — one of him in a hospital bed, the other of an X-ray. He humourously wrote, “I now have a metal hip as you can see and I look like I’ve got a bit of a gut.”

Hip resurfacing is performed as a surgical alternative to total hip replacement.

Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.

He has dealt with hip pain for years and already had one operation in January 2018. But that did not solve the problem.

It’s uncertain what his future in tennis holds, reports AP. Before the Australian Open, where he lost in the first round on 14 January, Murray said that he planned to retire at some point in 2019 — and that it was possible that Grand Slam tournament might be the final event of his career.

The night he lost to Roberto Bautista Agut in Australia, Murray had said he would decide quickly whether to have surgery again.

The Associated Press report says that Murray had been keeping in touch with American doubles player Bob Bryan, who had the same hip resurfacing with a metal implant last August.

By December, Bryan was back at practice. And he made his Grand Slam return at the Australian Open.

(With inputs from AP.)

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