Andy Murray 'battered and bruised' after hip surgery
Andy Murray says he feels "battered and bruised," following hip surgery to correct a long-term problem with pain in his joint.
The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying he had the operation Monday in London.
In the post, Murray said that he had had a metal joint implanted. The 31-year-old attached an image of an x-ray showing the work he had had done in the operation.
Despite the procedure, he seemed in good spirits joking that he has "got a bit of a gut in photo," adding a laughing emoji to the post.
Murray has previously complained of hip pain, having dealt with it through out his career.
The operation does not guarantee a return to the court for the Scot, but it will mean he is able to live pain-free. Following his loss at the first round of the Australian Open two weeks ago, Murray said he would decide quickly whether to have surgery again.
He said at a news conference before the Australian Open that it might wind up being the last tournament of his career. It is expected he will undergo a long period of rehabilitation before he is able to pick up a racket again.