Andy Murray faces prolonged spell out with ruptured ankle ligaments

Andy Murray faces prolonged spell out with ruptured ankle ligaments

Andy Murray will probably be out for an “prolonged interval” after rupturing his ankle ligaments throughout his Miami Open third-round defeat, an damage that would complicate his hopes of being absolutely match and in type for one remaining Wimbledon earlier than retiring on the finish of the summer time.

On Sunday, Murray suffered a ­dramatic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (5) loss to Tomas Machac after 3 hours and 28 minutes. Murray had trailed 2-5 within the remaining set earlier than hurting his ankle as he held serve for 5-5.

Though Murray initially appeared in vital ache and shock, he opted to hold on with out even ­taping the ankle. He very practically received the match regardless of his hampered motion, ultimately dropping in a decent remaining set tie-break. Murray walked off the courtroom unaided.

In an announcement on Monday evening, Murray defined that he has ruptured his anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and his calcaneofibular ligament (CFL), each ankle accidents.

“Yesterday in direction of the top of my match in Miami I suffered a full rupture of my ATFL and close to full thickness rupture of my CFL. I’ll see an ankle specialist after I return residence to find out subsequent steps. Goes with out saying it is a robust one to take and I’ll be out for an prolonged interval. However I’ll be again with 1 hip and no ankle ligaments when the time is true,” mentioned Murray.

Restoration for a ruptured ATFL can take over six weeks, however the restoration time relies on the severity of the damage.

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Over the previous month, Murray has expressed his intention to retire from skilled tennis on the finish of the summer time. He now faces a race to be match for the start of his remaining grass courtroom season, his favorite floor, which is because of start on 10 June and concludes with Wimbledon, which begins on 1 July.

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