sport news Andy Murray pictured in public for first time since hip resurfacing surgery

'He could not walk properly still': Andy Murray pictured in public for first time since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January Andy Murray has been photographed for first time since he went under the knife The former world No 1 had hip resurfacing surgery earlier this year He withdrew from the Australian Open and said his career may be over Murray had hoped to compete at Wimbledon this summer but that looks unlikely

By Peter Rutzler For Mailonline

Published: 18:08 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 18:08 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Andy Murray has been photographed in public for the first time since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in January.

The former world No 1 was pictured at a Thai restaurant in Wimbledon last month on crutches.

Murray underwent hip surgery on January 28 after emotionally withdrawing from this year's Australian Open, where he announced his intention to retire from tennis after struggling with a devastating hip problem.

Andy Murray has been pictured in public for the first time since undergoing hip surgery

Andy Murray has been pictured in public for the first time since undergoing hip surgery

Murray was photographed at a Thai restaurant in Wimbledon on crutches last month

Murray was photographed at a Thai restaurant in Wimbledon on crutches last month

According to SWLondoner, Murray was enjoying a meal with friends at Patara restaurant, roughly a mile from Centre Court. 

HIP RESURFACING SURGERY - WHAT IS IT?

An alternative to a hip replacement, it involves removing the damaged surfaces of the bones inside the hip joint and replacing them with a metal surface.

An advantage to this approach is that

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