Andy Murray had a minor back operation earlier this week, but we’re glad to know he’s okay – informed via the following tweet.
Thanks for all the well wishes, means a lot to me… pic.twitter.com/KokbiW8Y4M
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) September 23, 2013
Yesterday (Monday), Andy had an operation on the lower disks of his back. Certain disks are damaging a nerve, causing a piercing pain down through his hip and thigh areas. Jamie Baker, one of Murray’s friends, said: “Andy does have a knack of always looking in pain, but this is something he feels is the right thing to do and we have to trust him.” He expressed severe discomfort during the US Open, causing him to lose in the quarter-finals. He also admitted to pain during his Davis Cup rubber with Borna Coric – which we think was the trigger for him choosing to have the relatively minor surgery. It does mean though there is virtually no chance he will compete at the ATP World Tour finals in November, as well as the two ATP 1000s (Shanghai and Paris) which precede it.
He has suffered from the pain fro the last two years, and over that time has taken a number of pain-killing injections, but it got too much in Roland Garros, and although he “loves playing in Paris” he listened to his medical advisers and was practically was forced to withdraw. But we think that was good in the long run. Nevertheless, he should have a fresh start next year, and we know he has the potential to win on grass and hard courts. Could he reach number 1 in 2014? When Roger Federer first won Wimbledon, in 2003, he reached the top spot for the first time near the end of the following year.
– Jacob Lee