Andy Murray will continue to follow doctor's orders for his dodgy right elbow, even if it means having to miss this week's clay event in his former home of Barcelona.

The Scot was due for a scan after playing with a pain-killing injection in his three-set semi-final loss to Rafael Nadal at the Monte Carlo Masters. The procedure was necessary after the Scot found himself without a serve and in pain a few hours before the match.

"I was really, really nervous, really uptight about it," the No. 4 confessed in defeat. I'd never had one before. The doctor said it would probably be suggested even if I didn't play the match.

"It's like an anti-inflammatory to basically settle it down." Murray was due for a scan of the injury followed by a required medical visit to Barcelona, where he is seeded second behind Nadal. With the French Open approaching, caution has to be the watchword for it.

"You sometimes get a bit of one basically that sort of has fallen off. It sounds worse than it is. It just feels really bruised because I obviously had a couple of injections.  There's blood and stuff going in there. It was good because I managed to play.  But I would have liked to have finished the match a bit better."

Murray and his team drove to the Catalan capital in around six hours at the weekend where he will wait and see how what is now diagnosed as an inflamed elbow pulls up by the time he must play a second-round match after a bye at the Real Club de Tenis.

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