Murphy’s season is done

Daniel Murphy is helped off the field.

The news was not as devastating as the Mets initially feared, but the end result is the same.

Daniel Murphy’s season is over and Jose Reyes will not play for the next two weeks.

Murphy suffered a sprain of his left MCL and will miss the remainder of the season, while Reyes was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained left hamstring.

Both injuries occurred in Sunday’s loss to the Braves. Reyes left the game in the bottom of the second after pulling up going into first trying to beat out an infield single the previous inning.

Murphy injured his knee when Jose Constanza slid into second. His year ends with a .318 average — fifth in the NL. He switched between first, second, third and left field, and there will be internal discussions regarding which position he is best suited for.

Terry Collins said outfield might have to be considered, but GM Sandy Alderson was unwilling to eliminate second base.

“I don’t know if playing second base has any causal relationship to injuries,” Alderson said. It is the second time in as many years Murphy has had a serious knee injury. He tore the MCL in his right knee during a minor league game last year.

“I know how this story ends,” Murphy said. “This injury isn’t as severe. I know I’ll be back.”
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