Murray has torn tendon in ankle

by: May 31, 2011

Andy Murray says he tore a tendon in his ankle during his third-round win over Michael Berrer at Roland Garros. Murray managed to beat Viktor Troicki in five sets in the fourth round and will face Juan Ignacio Chela in the quarterfinals. He says that if he turns the ankle again, he could endanger his chances at Wimbledon.

"I don't think many people recover from a sprained ankle and a tear in a tendon in two days," he told reporters. "I was told to stay off my feet totally the day in between the match, the Berrer match. I was given crutches which I didn't use because I didn't know how to...The three main tendons that go into the ankle, I have a partial tear in one of them. But there's a lot of liquid and stiffness and quite a lot of crunching in the joint...If you go over on the ankle again, then that's dangerous, because obviously it's weak just now."

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