Murray feels McIlroy's pain

2015-07-07 08:48
Andy Murray. (Leon Neal, AFP)

London - Andy Murray said he sympathised with Rory McIlroy after the star golfer ruptured ankle ligaments playing football and said he takes special care when he's having a kickabout.

McIlroy could miss the defence of his British Open title at St Andrews from July 16 as a result of the weekend accident.

"Maybe he'll regret playing football with his friends just now," said Murray after reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.

"Also you want to have fun, as well, whilst you're playing your sport. Obviously we're at an age where it's fun to be able to go out and do those things.

"It's probably just an unfortunate accident.

"I sometimes play football. But I always play with ankle braces and stuff in case something happens.

"It's really unfortunate for him. Hopefully he's okay."


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