MIAMI (AP) – Andy Murray did have a second hip operation, after all, getting a metal implant one year after his first procedure on the joint.
The three-time major champion posted a message Tuesday on Instagram saying that he had the surgery in London on Monday.
“Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now,” Murray wrote, “but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.”
He is most famous for ending Britain’s 77-year wait for a male champion at Wimbledon in 2013; he also won the 2016 title there, along with the 2012 U.S. Open and two Olympic singles gold medals and a Davis Cup, while reaching No. 1 in the rankings.
Tuesday’s post included two pictures — one of Murray in a hospital bed, the other of an X-ray.
“I now have a metal hip as you can see,” Murray wrote, before showing that his sense of humor is intact by adding, “and I look like I’ve got a bit of a gut.”