Braves: Latest injury update on Sean Murphy

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We’re not even three weeks into the season and the Braves are already suffering from a slew of injuries. Spencer Strider is done for the season, Ozzie Albies could miss some time after fouling a pitch off his toe last night, and Sean Murphy has been out since Opening Day with an oblique injury. That’s three All-Stars all dealing with varying degrees of injuries in the middle of April, not something most clubs could overcome.

We’ll have to wait for an update on Albies to see if he needs an IL stint, but we did get an update on Sean Murphy last night from David O’Brien of The Athletic. The Braves backstop is not running or hitting yet, but he has started “fast walking” and using a StairMaster.

Oblique strains this early in the season are not typically season-ending, but that doesn’t make them any less uncomfortable to heal from. They are painful and the type of injury that can flare up in an instance if not healed properly.

“If it’s not 100 percent, then you could just fall back down that mountain — you could go back to Square One easily,” Murphy said, via David O’Brien of The Athletic. 

This early in the season, the Braves aren’t going to take any chances, making sure every box is checked before Sean Murphy takes the next step in his recovery. It’s going to be a slow process, so expecting him back anytime soon is wishful thinking. He probably has at least a few weeks, if not more, before the Braves even consider returning him to the diamond.

Photographer: Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire

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