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Andy Murray's Career Is Thrown Into Doubt After Emotional Instagram Post

Andy Murray's Career Is Thrown Into Doubt After Emotional Instagram Post

Andy Murray took to Instagram earlier and conceded that he may have to risk undergoing surgery in a desperate attempt to save his career.

The 30-year-old had to withdraw from the Brisbane International due to a right hip complaint earlier this week, and his latest post on social media sums up how serious his injury actually is.

There are now growing concerns that Murray's career may be over.

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Murray posted the following message on his Instagram page:

"Hey everyone.. Just wanted to write a little message on here for anyone interested in what in going through right now.

Firstly I want to apologise to @brisbanetennis for withdrawing at late notice and to everyone who wanted to come along to watch me play(or lose). The organisers couldn't have been more understanding and supportive and I'll always remember that. Thank you.

I've obviously been going through a really difficult period with my hip for a long time and have sought council from a number of hip specialists. Having been recommended to treat my hip conservatively since the US Open I have done everything asked of me from a rehab perspective and worked extremely hard to try get back on the court competing.

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Having played practice sets here in Brisbane with some top players unfortunately this hasn't worked yet to get me to the level I would like so I have to reassess my options. Obviously continuing rehab is one option and giving my hip more time to recover. Surgery is also an option but the chances of a successful outcome are not as I high as I would like which has made this my secondary option and my hope has been to avoid that."

"However this is something I may have to consider but let's hope not.

I choose this pic as the little kid inside me just wants to play tennis and Compete.. I genuinely miss it so much and i would give anything to be back out there. I didn't realise until these last few months just how much I love this game. Everytime I wake up from sleeping or napping i hope that it's better and it's quite demoralising when you get on the court it's not at the level you need it to be to compete at this level.

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In the short term I'm going to be staying in Australia for the next couple of days to see if my hip settles down a bit and will decide by the weekend whether to stay out here or fly home to assess what I do next.

Sorry for the long post but I wanted to keep everyone in the loop and get this off my chest as it's really hurting inside.

Hope to see you back on the court soon."

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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who have also been plagued by injuries in recent months, sent their best wishes to the British number one.

Djokovic said: "Andy, thank you for genuinely sharing your thoughts and emotions with everyone. I can imagine how bad it feels.

"We all send you support and strength to get through this tough circumstances. God Bless."

Nadal said: "Andy, we miss you and we hope to see you back soon! Get well my friend!"

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We wish Andy all the best in his recovery.

Topics: career, Andy Murray

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some of the biggest names in sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.