According to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, Daniel Murphy has a grade 2 MCL tear in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. Murphy will not require surgery, but will need four months of rehab. He had the same injury in his right knee last June, causing him to miss the rest of the season.
Murphy, 26, is hitting .318 on the season, fifth in the National League.
This is just too bad. Murphy has really come into his own as one of the National League’s top young hitters. He missed all of last year with injury problems, not playing a single regular season game with the Mets, and hasn’t played a full season since 2009.