I'm sure you're right Masaka and we'll all benefit in the long run, so I hope he'll make the most of this enforced break to relax and have some fun! He may not get another chance until he retires! Every cloud eh?
Well said Caz!
Feel like Kremling watcher again. W still don't know what kind of surgery it is...
From minor surgery (official message...) we all thought this was an understatement and were very concerned after messages about a 3 hours surgery....and no one thought about Andy be back on court before 2014. Now it seems really a minor surgery, one week after the surgery he is able to visit a match...sounds good to me! Question is when he start playing matches...we'll see!
I can understand your confusion, flowerpower. We still believe that the op was 'minor' as far as operations go, especially as the length of the op is in doubt because Judy could perhaps have been referring to the fact that the three hour period started when he was taken to be anaesthetised right through to the time he came out of the recovery room and taken back to his own room, so in effect the actual procedure itself might only have taken an hour, or maybe a little longer - but he's still going to have to undertake a fairly lengthy rehab programme, and if it was what we were led to believe it was, i.e. a microdiscectomy in order to free a nerve in his back which was trapped by a slightly ruptured disc, then not only might the nerve itself be damaged and so will need time to heal, but the disc involved, which will have been repaired by the surgeon, will need time to do the same.
Back surgery is a delicate procedure at the best of times, and rehab can't be rushed, particularly in Andy's case where so much is at stake, because if he tries to return to competition too soon he could end up doing himself more harm than good. He may well have a slight setback or two along the way, so won't be looking to risk having any unnecessary ones, and I'm absolutely sure he'll adhere to strict medical advice, even although he probably will get frustrated at times.
The fact that he was able to attend a football match really doesn't mean much, because patients recovering from back surgery need to keep moving about in between periods of rest, otherwise their back will stiffen up completely. He was no doubt driven there and back by car, and would have been able to sit during the match.