Personally I'm sick of 'experts' telling Andy what he should be doing and what his goals/targets should be. Clearly him being right for the AO would be helpful, but if he's not, he's not.
Only Andy and those around him know the exact nature of his back injury. Only him and those around him know exactly what the surgery entailed. Frankly only Andy knows how he feels at this point, so Becker and every other Tom, Dick and Harry former player should shut up. It was bad enough when they were forming a queue to suggest Andy didn't have a back injury without them doom mongering now.
Whatever happens now, the lad has been the one to break the 76 year Wimbledon drought. He has also got his Gold and the US Open. The important thing as far as I am concerned is that, whatever happens here on, he will be happy with what he has got. If for some reason he is not ever able to regain his previous form, then so be it. As he himself said after the US Open in 2012 if an injury meant he could never play another match he would go into retirement happy.
I am fully expecting him to return raring to go, and I think we will see a very different Murray, if he is less stressed about the reliability of his back.
In the meanwhile folks should just let him get on with his recovery in peace. People are never happy, when he hadn't won a Grand Slam, they were on his back for that. When he did it was "oh but it's not Wimbledon".
Anything else now is a bonus. He has achieved the important things.
All of us including the press just need to get off his back for a bit.
That is to say I completely agree with you Teejay...!!!