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Andy Murray ‘will not be having surgery on ankle’ reveals spokesperson

Andy Murray ruptured an ankle ligament last month, but his recovery appears to be ‘going well’ as he looks to return for what is set to be the final year of his career.

Murray damaged two ligaments in his left ankle in the third round of the Miami Open last month, in a tight deciding set against Tomas Machac.

A day after the defeat to Machac, Murray confirmed the extent of his injury on social media, “Yesterday towards the end of my match in Miami I suffered a full rupture of my ATFL (Anterior talofibular ligament) and near full thickness rupture of my CFL (calcaneofibular ligament).

“I will see an ankle specialist when I return home to determine next steps. Goes without saying this is a tough one to take and I’ll be out for an extended period. But I’II be back with 1 hip and no ankle ligaments when the time is right.”

Since then it has been fairly quiet in terms of updates from Murray, but now a spokesperson has revealed the recent ongoings from the former world No.1.

“Latest update from Andy is that he is now out of the walking boot and will not be having surgery on his ankle,” revealed Murray’s spokesperson. “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.”

Although Murray does not have a specific return date, the Brit is hopeful of being ready in time for Queen’s, that begins on the 17th June, after being announced to play the tournament where he is a five-time singles champion.

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This is a positive update surrounding Andy Murray in what he has openly said is likely to be his final year as a professional tennis player. It is probably sensible to not release a return date, as that puts extra pressure on him to return in time and could rush the recovery process that is still in its early stages. Hopefully Murray can enjoy a full grass court season, and get to say a proper goodbye at some of his most successful tournaments.

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Matthew Johns, Tennishead Writer, is a professional tennis journalist with a specialist degree in Sports Journalism. He's a keen tennis player having represented his local club and University plus he's also a qualified tennis coach. Matthew has a deep knowledge of tennis especially the ATP Tour and thrives on breaking big tennis news stories for Tennishead.