Andy Murray reveals injury diagnosis in update ahead of possible final Wimbledon

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Andy Murray has suffered a potentially career-ending injury after suffering a full rupture to his Anterior Talo-Fibular Ligament.

The Briton went down in agony at the Miami Open after a dramatic 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-5) last-32 to Tomas Machac.

Murray was left wincing in pain at the Miami Open

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Murray was left wincing in pain at the Miami OpenCredit: Getty

He received treatment late into the third set on his ankle and the diagnosis has since come through and it is bad news for him.

Posting on social media, Murray wrote: “Yesterday towards the end of my match in Miami I suffered a full rupture of my ATFL and near full thickness rupture of my CFL.

“I will see an ankle specialist when I return home to determine next steps.

“Goes without saying this is a tough one to take and I’ll be out for an extended period.

“But I’ll be back with one hip and no ankle ligaments when the time is right.”

All eyes will be on whether or not Murray can prove his fitness ahead of Wimbledon this summer.

With the prestigious tournament already being earmarked by many as potentially his last Grand Slam, the 36-year-old might not be able to bow out how he would have dreamt of.

Sky Sports have reported that Murray will be out for an extended period.

Murray is now in a race against time to return before Wimbledon

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Murray is now in a race against time to return before WimbledonCredit: Getty
Murray has suffered from several injury problems in recent years

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Murray has suffered from several injury problems in recent yearsCredit: Getty

And with Wimbledon going ahead on July 1, that puts the Scotsman up against a race against the clock to come back fighting.

Murray has already battled back to return to the court from a potentially career-ending injury when he underwent hip surgery.

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But the journey has not been without a number of painful moments with Sunday night’s the latest in a long string of agonising incidents.

After his loss to Czech opponent Machac, he said: “I wasn’t thinking about all the matches I played.

“Just more that that’s the last match that I am going play here which is sad because I love it here.

“I’ve spent so much of my tennis career here and I would have liked it to have gone on a little bit longer.

“This tournament particularly for me is an important one so it was a bit more emotional leaving the court today than it might be at some of the other events.

“I am looking forward to the end now, give my best the next few months and get to be at home with my family.

“Miami has been a special place for me during my career. It’s been my tennis home really. I’ve done so much of my work and training and preparation here. I love the city.”

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