Sunday, August 7, 2011

Murphy's Law: Jose & Daniel Injured In Mets Loss

"You can't make this stuff up!" How many times have we scribed that over the last two years? Seems like it is written a multitude of times each season.

In today's 6-5 loss to the Braves, Jose Reyes left the game in the second inning with a tight hamstring. After having an MRI at the Hospital For Special Surgery, it was determined that Reyes had once again has a strain of the left hamstring, the same injury he incurred before the All Star Break. Reyes has not yet been disabled.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for Daniel Murphy. Murphy was injured in the top of the 7th when Jose Costanza's spike jammed into Murphy's ankle, wrenching his knee on a stolen base. Murphy jumped up in pain and as Collins recounted:

"All he was saying was get me off the field. That’s all he kept saying, was get me off the field, get me off the field."

Murphy also underwent an MRI at the
Hospital For Special Surgery, which revealed a grade 2 torn MCL in the left knee. Although it is not expected he will need surgery, Murphy will not return in 2011. This is the same type of injury he sustained to his right knee last year, which sidelined him the entire year. As with this year, Murph was playing 2B when the injury occurred.

Ruben Tejada has once again been recalled from AAA Buffalo to replace Murphy on the roster.

It might be time for
Elvis to start sacrificing small furry animals to relieve the Mets of their injury issues.

Source: ESPN New York
Photo: ESPN

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