Murray shares his X-ray and more in Instagram post
Andy Murray's dream of playing at Wimbledon is in serious doubt after he underwent hip resurfacing surgery on Monday.
The three-time Grand Slam champion revealed he is "battered and bruised" as he showed off a snap of his new "metal hip".
The British star, 31, announced his plans to retire in 2019 when he spoke at a press conference before the Australian Open.
But after he crashed out in the first round following a defeat to Roberto Bautista, he hinted surgery could save his career.
Murray shared a snap of himself in a hospital bed and an X-ray of his hip with his 1.6m Instagram followers.
He added the caption: "I underwent hip resurfacing surgery in London yesterday morning.
"Feeling a bit battered and bruised just now but hopefully that will be the end of my hip pain.
"I now I have a metal hip as you can see the second photo and I look like I've got a bit of a gut in photo one."
But eagle-eyed fans may have found something very rude in the former Wimbledon winner's hip X-Ray.
The Scots star went under the knife on his injury-plagued hip earlier this week.
One follower wrote: "There's an outline in the middle" along with an aubergine emoji.
While another posted: "Beautiful c***"
The pics racked up just under 100,000 likes in just over an hour.
He has been battling against the injury for over a year and he underwent hip surgery in January 2018.
Murray was due to play in the Marseille Open in February, but withdrew from the competition on Friday.
The 31-year-old had intended to retire after this year's Wimbledon competition, which starts in July.
Murray has not mentioned whether he plans to play at the All-England Club, but he now expects to be pain free.
After his Australian Open defeat, Murray said he'd try to make it back to Tennis.
"Maybe I'll see you again. I'll do everything possibly to try," he said.
"If I want to go again, I'll need to have a big operation where there are no guarantees I will be able to come back from. I will give it my best shot.
"I have basically two options. One is to take the next four-and-a-half months off and come back for Wimbledon.
"But if I have an operation like that, there are no guarantees I can come back from that."