Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob Bryan

first_img Reuters MelbourneJanuary 16, 2019UPDATED: January 16, 2019 15:56 IST Andy Murray went down fighting in the first round of the Australian Open (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAndy Murray suffered a first round defeat at the Australian Open on MondayMurray has been suffering from a right hip injury for nearly two years nowBob Bryan has urged Murray to undergo a hip surgeryDoubles veteran Bob Bryan, who has made a successful return to competitive tennis following hip surgery, has urged Andy Murray to have the same operation but also warned the Briton that it could end his hopes of a comeback.Murray was eliminated from the first round of the Australian Open on Monday, and said the match could be the last of his professional career, with the pain of his right hip having become unbearable.The three-times Grand Slam champion said he would decide whether to have surgery within a week or push on through the pain to farewell fans at Wimbledon.Bryan, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles in men’s and mixed doubles, and an Olympic gold medal with twin brother Mike, cut his 2018 season short in May and had hip surgery in August before returning to competitive tennis this year.He said he had not advised Murray either way but hoped he would get the surgery to at least improve his quality of life.”I’m just telling him, I feel great, quality of life is great, practices are going well,” said 40-year-old Bryan.”Maybe I’m not 100 percent yet, but I’m only five months. The doctors said this is more of like a seven or eight months until you feel perfect.”Until I feel that, I can’t give you the guarantee, but I think he’s to the point where this is probably his last option.”I would love to see him do it just for quality of life. You can sleep, walk, be with your kids, play. It’s frustrating when you can’t put on your shoes.”advertisementBryan conceded that he was unsure how Murray’s hip would hold up under the comparatively greater strain of singles.”I never once told him this is the way to go because I do see that singles is a different monster,” he said.”Those guys are really sliding around, killing themselves for four hours. Who knows if this joint would hold up.”It’s not going to break, but who knows if you have that little explosiveness needed to be super quick on the singles court. If you’re a step slow, it’s very exposed out there on a singles court.”While limping and grimacing between points, a typically dogged Murray bowed out of Melbourne with a brave defeat in five sets to 22nd seeded Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut.An emotional Bryan struggled to compose himself in the media conference as he spoke of Murray’s tearful media conference on Friday when he said he would likely retire this year.”I stayed up till three in the morning watching all the tributes on social media,” he said.”It really hit a nerve with me. I mean, he’s a special guy. No one has a heart like him. I think you guys saw the response he got from everyone.””I personally think he can [come back from the surgery],” he added.”But, you know, there’s no evidence that it’s possible in tennis. I mean, so much wear and tear. But I think he could do it.”Also Read | Maybe I’ll see you again: Andy Murray tells Australian Open crowd after Round 1 exitAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Andy MurrayFollow Bob Bryan Next Andy Murray can come back from hip surgery, says doubles legend Bob BryanBob Bryan has urged Andy Murray to have a hip operation but also warned the Briton that it could end his hopes of a comeback.advertisementlast_img read more

Province Asks For Public Input On Energy Policy Climate Change

first_imgThe province is asking Nova Scotians for input into energy and greenhouse-gas reduction policies. Energy Minister Bill Dooks announced today, Oct. 22, that his department is updating its 2001 Energy Strategy and also creating a new Climate Change Action Plan. “We’re committed to growing our economy and cutting emissions at the same time,” said Mr. Dooks. “To get there, we need a plan grounded in reality –- to create real opportunities for Nova Scotians and to make the changes we need to thrive, both now and in the future. That plan must involve input from Nova Scotians.” The province has created two documents, entitled “Consultation Paper: Nova Scotia’s Renewed Energy Strategy” and “A Background Paper to Guide Nova Scotia’s Climate Change Action Plan,” to help inform public discussion. The first deals with broad energy policy and the second mostly with climate change –- especially action to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The information gathered through written submission and public consultation supported by these two documents will be used to create the Energy Strategy and the Climate Action Plan. Consultation on both is scheduled for this fall, with release dates scheduled for spring 2008. “Both plans will share the same goal — to meet the 2020 deadline for cutting our greenhouse-gas emissions to 10 per cent below 1990 levels, while continuing to see our economy grow,” said Mr. Dooks. “Our province’s homegrown energy resources will play a major role in meeting these goals, from wind to natural gas to tidal. But, our greatest resource will be the creativity and determination of Nova Scotians.” The consultation and background documents are available on-line at: www.gov.ns.ca/energy/energystrategy or by calling 902-424-8090. Reference copies will be mailed shortly to Nova Scotia libraries. Submissions can be made electronically to: [email protected] (for the Energy Strategy), [email protected] (for the Climate Change Action Plan). Submissions can be made in writing to: Department of Energy, Energy Strategy/Climate Change Action Plan, 400-5151 George St., P.O. Box 2664, Halifax, N.S., B3J 3P7. The deadline for written submissions is Dec. 12. Please check the website in the coming weeks for consultation dates and locations.last_img read more

US probes GM headlight failures may add vehicles to recall

US probes GM headlight failures, may add vehicles to recall by The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2017 8:49 am MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DETROIT – The U.S. government is investigating whether General Motors should add about 312,000 vehicles to a 2015 recall for headlights that can suddenly go dark.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 128 owners have complained that low-beam lights can fail.The investigation covers the 2005 and 2009 Buick Lacrosse; the 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Buick Rainier; the 2006-2008 Isuzu Ascender and Saab 9-7X; and the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. At the time of the recall GM said the headlamp module in the engine compartment could overheat and stop working properly.The agency says complaints came from owners of vehicles that weren’t covered by the recall but are within the model years it affected.The 2015 recall and a related one from 2014 covered about 497,000 vehicles. read more