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Monday, August 8, 2011
Murph expresses relief injury only to MCL

By Adam Rubin

Daniel Murphy said he was relieved that the injury was confined to the MCL in his left knee, and did not affect the ACL or meniscus. He had a similar injury to the MCL in his other knee last season.

“I’m frustrated I’m going to have to miss the rest of the year,” Murphy said. “But, considering, it’s probably the best news I could have gotten. I know how this story ends. My right knee felt great this year. I know that this injury isn’t as severe. So I know I’ll be back. It’s just frustrating I have to take these two, maybe three months at the most, I feel like, to get healthy.”

Murphy did not assign any blame to Atlanta’s Jose Constanza, who slid into him.

“It was just an aggressive slide,” Murphy said.