Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is back in camp after flying to New York yesterday to be examined by team doctors for what was being diagnosed as a strained intercostal muscle.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirmed through a second source that Murphy received a cortisone shot and that the diagnosis “was consistent” with the intercostal strain.
Rubin speculates that Murphy would be sidelined for about seven to ten days before returning to regular baseball activities.
Sounds like good news. No bowling for you this weekend, Murph….
Original Post 2/19
According to Marc Carig of Newsday via Twitter, second baseman Daniel Murphy felt soreness while working out in the batting cage today, and manager Terry Collins says he will be flying to New York City tomorrow for x-rays and further testing.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said it is likely an intercostal injury and that he will be out of action for a week.
The Mets can ill-afford to lose Murphy for an extended period and an intercostal muscle strain can sometimes become a nagging injury.
Murphy batted .291 last season for the Mets with 40 doubles, six home runs and 65 RBI, while playing mostly second base.