I also thought that was a very strange comment from Jamie who is one of Andy's oldest friends. It certainly was less than helpful and could certainly be misconstrued by Andy detractors. A great pity that the BBC decided to publish it - I am sure Jamie did not mean the comment to be derogatory in the way that it appears.
The problem with what Jamie Baker appears to have said is that it reads like the sort of negativity Andy had to put up with last year. That sort of 'Oh, Andy always looks like that, he's always holding this bit or that bit', type of thing. I doubt Jamie meant it like that, but still. It's ammunition for Andy's detractors.
I actually can't quite make sense of what he is saying, so I wonder if his comment has been edited out of context. I mean, is he saying that Andy is making a lot out of his back injury, or is he saying Andy needs a rest and the surgery is merely an excuse? Frankly it reads like he is saying both, but that's ridiculous. I mean really, only a total nutter is going to choose to have back surgery because they need a rest, and Andy may be many things, but a total nutter he is most definitely not.
Jamie was part of the team on Eurosport for the DC tie and to be fair he spoke in glowing terms about the way Andy played last weekend, especially in the dubs and against Dodig, but it's a bit of a shame if he's opened his mouth without thinking.
Jamie was part of the team covering the DC tie for Eurosport last weekend. After the tie, when Jamie was being interviewed by Crofty, Andy pinched Jamie's bum.....Twice!