Mets' Murphy 'likely' done for the year
By SPORTS NETWORK
|New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) reacts as shortstop Daniel Murphy (28) is helped off the field by trainers Ray Ramirez (L) and Mike Herbst after he collided with Atlanta Braves runner Michael Bourn during a steal attempt in the seventh inning of their MLB National League baseball game at CitiField in New York, August 7, 2011. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)
FLUSHING, N.Y., - New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy is expected to miss the rest of the season with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Murphy was hurt when Atlanta rookie Jose Constanza slid into him while stealing second base in the seventh inning of Sunday's game. He received an MRI and was examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
According to the Mets, surgery should not be required but rehab for such an injury lasts 6-to-8 weeks.
The Mets placed Murphy on the 15-day disabled list and recalled infielder Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Buffalo to fill the roster spot.
In 109 games this season, Murphy batted .320 with six home runs and 49 runs batted in.
The Mets also announced that shortstop Jose Reyes suffered a strained left hamstring on Sunday. He landed on the DL last month with a similar injury. It's not yet known whether he will be placed on the DL again.