Murray “out for an extended period” with ankle injury, but promises to be back

Andy Murray’s ankle injury, sustained late in his third-round clash against Thomas Machac in Miami, will sideline the Brit for an extended period of time

Andy Murray ankle injury Credit: Miami Open / Hard Rock Stadium

Sunday at the Miami Open saw Andy Murray play one of his all-time classic matches, coming within two points of defeating Thomas Machac in a three-and-a-half hour marathon.

One of the big hindrances to victory for the Brit in that clash was a late ankle injury he suffered, which saw Murray pull up sharply, leaping in pain at 5-5 in the third set.

Following his loss, Murray has since commented on social media regarding the injury, giving an update on its severity.

“Yesterday towards the end of my match in Miami I suffered a full rupture of my ATFL and near full thickness rupture of my CFL,” said Murray on Instagram on Monday. “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.” 

The former world No 1, who has alluded to the fact that this will be his last year on the ATP Tour after a sustained period of battling to comeback from a hip surgery, finished his statement on Instagram by giving fans hope that this is not the end.

“But I’ll be back with one hip and no ankle ligaments when the time is right,” said Murray.

Whether or not the 36-year-old can regain his health in time for one last hurrah at Wimbledon, his home slam where he prevailed on two occasions in 2013 and 2016, is another question.

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