Andy Murray reveals 'disppointing' news after latest injury setback

The Brit is edging towards the end of his career

By Web Desk
March 29, 2024
Andy Murray leaves the field after losing to Tomas Machac in the 2024 Miami Open. — ATP

Andy Murray suffered an ankle injury during his third-round defeat against Tomas Machac in the 2024 Miami Open and the Brit is set to spend considerable time on the sidelines.

Murray has repeatedly announced that he will not be playing tennis beyond this summer and the latest injury setback has now forced to him opt out of two clay-court events.

The Briton’s team management released a statement confirming that the 36-year-old will miss the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters and BMW Open Munich as he will continue his recovery from the unfortunate injury.

“Following consultation with his team and medical experts, Andy Murray has taken the decision to miss the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters and BMW Open Munich,” the statement read.

“At this stage, it is still not clear how long Andy will be out of action, and he is continuing to review options with his medical team.

“Obviously this is very disappointing news for Andy and he has reiterated his desire to get back on court as soon as possible.

“He thanks all his fans for their kind messages of support and will continue to update everybody as the situation evolves.”

While the date of his return is not yet established, it is speculated that it will take four to five months, considering the severity of the injury, to completely recover from that.

Murray fully ruptured his anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and badly tore his calcaneofibular ligament (CFL) during his match against Machac.

It is not known whether Murray will go for surgery or not but should he do that, he may as well have played the last match of 2024 as the recovery time will go all the way till 2025, by the time Murray will be 38 as he is turning 37 in May this year.