Now, with all due sensitivity and discretion, bearing in mind the scope of the situation… I can’t help but think the Hospital for Special Surgery bears some responsibility to compensate the other, still living “victim” of this horrendous, horrendous tragedy.
Hobbling, and then writhing, in pain on the outfield grass just beyond second base, Daniel Murphy just wanted someone to help him get off the field.
Murphy was beyond upset after suffering what a source confirmed Sunday night is a Grade 2 tear of the MCL in his left knee, the latest serious injury in a young career marred by them. He is out for the season.
The versatile infielder was hurt while covering second base and being spiked by a sliding Jose Constanza in the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to the Braves Sunday in which Jose Reyes also left with a hamstring injury…
Murphy began Sunday fifth in the NL in batting before nudging his average up to .320 with an infield single as a pinch-hitter in the sixth… After pinch-hitting, Murphy remained in the game in the seventh inning at second base. He replaced Willie Harris, who had come off the bench a few innings earlier when Justin Turner shifted to shortstop after Reyes was removed from the game with his injury.
Constanza drew a one-out walk and swiped second, but the follow-through of his slide forced his foot into the lower part of Murphy’s planted left leg. Collins, like several Mets, termed it “a clean slide,” but it was immediately evident that Murphy was seriously injured.