Murphy Likely Done for the Year

[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Daniel Murphy had to be helped off of the field after getting spiked in his left knee by Jose Constanza. It was later revealed that the injury he suffered was a torn MCL, which will force Murphy to miss the rest of the year. (Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)"][/caption]

Multiple sources are confirming that Daniel Murphy, who had to be helped off the field in Sunday afternoon's ballgame against the Braves, will miss the remainder of the season with an MCL tear in his left knee.

Murphy was injured while playing second base in the top of the seventh inning, after pinch-hitting in the sixth.  He appeared to take a direct hit from the spikes of Jose Constanza, when the Braves outfielder slid late on a stolen base attempt.

Prior to yesterday's game, Murphy was fifth in the National League in hitting. He was also tied for fifth in the league in doubles.  He has been the most durable player for the Mets this year.  He leads the team in games played.

Ruben Tejada is likely to be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, once Murphy is placed on the DL.

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