Edwin Su is the surgeon that is set to surger Andy Murray again. In January 2018 the British player underwent a hip surgery in Australia under John O'Donell's guide. Now the three-time Grand Slam winner could go under the knife in New York in attempt to have a better quality life and possibly try a comeback to tennis.
In September Bob Bryan underwent a hip surgery done by Su, and the American is now back pain-free competing with his twin Mike. 'I think it would absolutely be able to help him', said Su on surgery speaking of Murray. 'Ideally, it is with no pain.
Most of the time, right away from the time they wake up from the surgery, patients say that the pain is gone. It is really miraculous. There is then healing and soft- tissue pain but, once they start feeling better, they are able to do the things they used to do.
They can regain their normal life. What is unknown in elite athletes is whether they can return to sport. There is no guarantee in any medical procedure but given he has been able to continue his performance at such a high level with a bad hip, I would guess the new hip would function better.
I believe it could get him back to the top level. It does raise the question of whether or not that level of activity would affect the implant's longevity.' Asked about Murray's recovery process, Su said that it should be like for Bob, around five months.
He added: 'I follow tennis and have been a big fan of Andy Murray for a long time. I know how incredibly hard he works and the time and energy he dedicates to the sport. He would be able to do it. I would not be worried about his commitment to the recovery.
On the other hand, singles is much more strenuous than doubles. It's uncharted territory. No one has done it and returned in singles tennis and it would require more endurance in the muscle to cover the court, but based on the previous operations of sportsmen in basketball and hockey, who also have to move quickly, I think he could do it.'