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UPDATED: Senator Murphy Headed into Surgery After Injury at State Capitol Softball Game

Senator Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) will be going into surgery this morning to address a dislocated knee cap injury he sustained while participating in the annual softball game between the Illinois house and senate.

UPDATED: Friday, May 3, 4:55 p.m.

Senator Matt Murphy underwent surgery at Northwest Community Hospital Friday morning, according to Patty Schuh, press secretary for Illinois senate Republicans. 

Schuh said Murphy had extensive surgical repair for a torn patellar tendon, and he is recovering at home and plans to be back to work as soon as possible. 

EARLIER:

State Senator Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) is going into surgery this morning for a dislocated knee cap; Murphy was injured during the annual softball game between Illinois house and senate members on Wednesday in Springfield.

"Senator Murphy sustained the injury and was taken away from the field by ambulance," said Patty Schuh, press secretary for Illinois senate Republicans. "We've had injuries before, but it was clear to bystanders and folks at the game his injury was serious."

Murphy had an MRI on Thursday, which determined he would need surgery, Schuh said.

The softball game is an annual tradition held in May, that Schuh said is meant to build cameraderie and help members of the Illinois General Assembly get to know their colleagues better. 

The house beat the senate 12-5. 

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