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Andy Murray 'battered and bruised' after hip surgery

Andy Murray posted an image on Instagram following the operation. Credit: Andy Murray/Instagram

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.

The tennis player has had an operation to stop an ongoing problem with pain in his hip. Credit: Andy Murray/Instagram

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.

Murray is yet to decide if he will return to the court. Credit: PA

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.