Leon Smith believes Andy Murray can take comfort from his comeback after back surgery as he considers going under the knife again.

The world No.2 is weighing up his options after ongoing hip problems forced him out of the US Open.

Those options are dwindling given a lengthy period of rest and rehab following his Wimbledon exit did not reduce the soreness to a level he felt he could do himself justice.

Murray will certainly be reluctant to undergo surgery at this stage in his career, having taken more than a year to get back to his best after his back operation in 2013.

The Great Britain Davis Cup captain said: ‘’Every injury has its complications and you can see a number of different specialists and you might get varying responses in terms of next steps, best steps.

‘’He’s a very intelligent guy and it’s his career. I’m sure he’ll take on board all the pieces of advice he’s had and make a decision.”