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Daniel Murphy gets cortisone shot for intercostal injury

Feb 19, 2013, 6:38 PM EDT

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was given a cortisone injection on Tuesday afternoon in Manhattan to help curb some of the discomfort related to his strained right intercostal muscle.

Murphy suffered the injury on Monday morning while performing a drill at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He is expected to return to the practice field in Port St. Lucie after a week to 10 days of rest.

Murphy batted .291/.332/.403 with six home runs and 65 RBI in 156 games last summer and earned a one-year, $2.75 million contract this winter as a first-year arbitration-eligible player.

The 27-year-old has ample time to get ready for the start of the 2013 regular season.

  1. historiophiliac - Feb 19, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Ok, NOW it’s getting painful. Players have reported. It seems like we’re through the woods, but then NO — what we get are strains, pains, and ambulance-chasing.

    Bread pudding!

  2. ultimatecardinalwarrior - Feb 19, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Daniel Murphy used a steroid! Where’s the outrage?

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