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Source: Murphy receives cortisone injection

Daniel Murphy

Daniel Murphy

#28 2B
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM156
  • HR6

  • RBI65

  • R62

  • OBP.332

  • AVG.291

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Second baseman Daniel Murphy received a cortisone injection in his right side during an examination with team doctors Tuesday in Manhattan, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Murphy had been dispatched to the Hospital for Special Surgery after feeling a "subtle tug" in camp. He was diagnosed by trainers with an intercostal muscle injury, Sandy Alderson said Monday.

Alderson had speculated that a cortisone injection may occur. That was the route team doctors took when David Wright suffered a similar injury last spring training.

Murphy, before departing Mets camp, hoped the injury would only sideline him a week to 10 days.