London: Andy Murray said he sympathised with Rory McIlroy after the star golfer ruptured ankle ligaments playing football and said he takes special care when he`s having a kickabout.
McIlroy could miss the defence of his British Open title at St Andrews from July 16 as a result of the weekend accident.
"Maybe he`ll regret playing football with his friends just now," said Murray after reaching the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Monday.
"Also you want to have fun, as well, whilst you`re playing your sport. Obviously we`re at an age where it`s fun to be able to go out and do those things.
"It`s probably just an unfortunate accident.
"I sometimes play football. But I always play with ankle braces and stuff in case something happens.
"It`s really unfortunate for him. Hopefully he`s okay."