Disgusting Sean Murphy elbow injury video is disturbing sight for Braves

Video of Sean Murphy's hit by pitch on Tuesday is not for the faint of heart.
Jun 4, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy (12) is looked at with Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) by his side after being hit by a pitch in the right arm against the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 4, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy (12) is looked at with Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker (43) by his side after being hit by a pitch in the right arm against the Boston Red Sox in the ninth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Some guys just seem to have rotten luck when it comes to injuries and the Atlanta Braves' Sean Murphy seems to one of them. Last year, he was on an otherworldly tear in the first half and looked liked a dark horse MVP candidate until a hamstring injury in June slowed him down. This year, his misfortune continued as Murphy suffered an oblique strain early in the season that he only JUST returned from at the end of May.

Unfortunately, Murphy's curse (Murphy's Law? I'll see myself out) continued on Tuesday against the Red Sox. In the ninth inning, Murphy took a fastball off his elbow and after it was very apparent that said elbow was swelling up to the size of a grapefruit, he was pulled from the game and sent immediately for scans.

Fortunately, the updates on Murphy after the game were much more promising than what things initially looked like after the play.

Braves News: Sean Murphy is day-to-day after gross looking HBP on his elbow

For most human beings, one's elbow looking like THAT after anything is a sign that they need to go to the emergency room. However, all of the initial scans Murphy had came back negative and Murphy himself was optimistic after the game. When asked about his elbow by the media, Murphy said, "Just a big gross lump. I've had hematomas before, so I knew what it was, just looks worse than what it is. It'll go down quick."

Murphy was spot on there as he does, indeed, have a big gross lump. However, it was encouraging that he didn't seem concerned at all about it. However, the Braves are in the position where they have a guy like Travis d'Arnaud that they can lean on for a little bit while said lump heals up. It also wouldn't be shocking for the Braves to bring Chadwick Tromp back up to the big leagues for a little bit just in case, although they would have to jump through hoops to do so given that he was just optioned to the minors a few days ago.

Hopefully this is just a minor thing that resolves itself in a few days. Considering what it looked like to start with, it is honestly remarkable that Murphy is going to be able to keep his arm.

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