What Injury is Andy Murray Suffering From and How Long is He Out For?

Published 03/25/2021, 5:01 AM EDT
Britain’s Andy Murray during his first round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau


The Miami Open 2021 is underway and fans are quite excited about the tournament. However, they also received some really unfortunate news ahead of the tennis event. Former World No. 1 Andy Murray backed out of the ATP 1000 Masters at the last moment.

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Even though Andy Murray looked completely fit at the recently concluded Rotterdam Open 2021, he caught an injury recently. As per reports, Murray is currently suffering from a left groin injury and cannot even train right now.

“I woke up in the middle of the night at about 2:30, rolled over, and felt like my groin was a bit sore,” said Murray in a recent interview. “When I got up at six in the morning to go to the toilet, I was in a lot of pain walking. Any time I extended my left hip and stuff, it was a struggle to put weight on it. I have no idea what happened. It wasn’t like I got injured in practice, in the gym, or anything like that. It’s just a freak thing and I don’t know exactly why it happened or what the problem is yet.”

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – Britain’s Andy Murray during his first-round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Murray clearly believes that he isn’t suffering from a major injury. However, he is not ready to take any risk at the moment, especially when he is about to turn 34. Thus, he decided to withdraw from the Miami Open 2021.

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How long will Andy Murray be out for?

Although it is not clear how long the injury will take to heal, there are suspicions that it might last till June. In a situation like this, Murray will not just miss the upcoming clay-court season but will also not play at the French Open 2021.

Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his first-round match against Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka REUTERS/Charles Platiau

After not even qualifying to play the qualifiers at the Australian Open 2021, it’ll be yet another setback for Murray if he misses the Roland Garros this year. However, these are still unclear reports and Murray will hope to make a comeback soon.

If Murray is back on the court in June, he’ll likely shine at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. However, in order to succeed there, he needs to find some momentum by competing in a few grass-court tournaments before the major.

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Fans believe that Andy Murray can surely make an impressive comeback this year. Even he will look forward to returning to the court as soon as possible. Will Murray be able to win his third Wimbledon title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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