Posted July 25, 2013

Braves pitcher Tim Hudson suffers broken ankle

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Atlanta Braves' Tim Hudson is carted off the field after a leg injury. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson is carted off the field after breaking his right ankle. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson broke his right ankle during Wednesday night’s game against the New York Mets and will have surgery once the swelling goes down, the team announced.

Hudson was injured attempting to cover first base after a grounder hit by Mets left fielder Eric Young, Jr. Young stepped on the back of Hudson’s ankle near his Achilles attempting to beat the throw by Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman.

Hudson took Freeman’s toss at the bag just before Young arrived and Young immediately went over to Hudson to see if he was okay. Hudson left the field on a cart after the injury.

Hudson, 38, was cruising until that point, going 7.2 innings, allowing four hits and striking out nine. The Braves were leading the game 6-0 at the time of the injury and won the game 8-2.


19 comments
TheCronoMasterMind
TheCronoMasterMind

Unfortunately, this could be a career-ending injury for the man. He's 38 years old, and from that angle, it looked like a bad break (no break is a good break, but this looked really bad just how it happened). I have a lot of respect for him, he's still a pretty good player to have in the rotation for the Braves, and I do wish him well in the healing process. Hopefully he'll be back out there for you guys next season, but who knows? Heal up man, heal up. On a different note, class act staying around the entire time by Young. Not many guys will stick by the player they injured, accidentally or not,  and he was even crying from it. He earned my respect there. 

brighat
brighat

Losing Tim Hudson is a big blow. He might not be the strong No. 2 he once was but he's still a solid arm in the rotation. He quietly has put together a career record of 205-111; you don't find pitchers with that winning percentage out there.

oasis1994
oasis1994

I always liked Hudson and feel bad for him, but this is part of the game.

I heard reports (who knows how true they are) that the Braves might get Peavy from the White Sox. I think this would be a smart move. I know Beachy is coming back, but who knows how well he will pitch to major league hitters after being out this long. At the very least he (Beachy) would be a great bullpen guy or Medlin if he continues to struggle. 

Dave C
Dave C

The question needs to be asked...why is EY neeeding so much of the bag and not trying to avoid his foot ...as an ex player you can clearly see where you are stepping.  Bad form IMHO and I am neither a Mets nor Braves fan.  

RobertJacke
RobertJacke

Eric Young was a class act after hurting Hudson, 

SlamaLama
SlamaLama

Although it's never good to loose one of your starters to injury. The Braves have plenty of pitching to go around and should be alright. Beachy is scheduled to be ready to come of DL soon.

aaron.schlesinger
aaron.schlesinger

Pitchers made that exact play a thousand times this season already and they'll do it a thousand more times too and nothing will happen, but on that one play it was a perfect storm of bad luck.  You can't even analyze it in hindsight and say Tim could have hit the inner corner of the bag; the angle he was coming from and the speed of how it developed made it what it was.  

I feel terrible for the guy and his family.  Hopefully they can put the ankle back together without pins.

GTT
GTT

Commissioner Selig should grant the Braves the use of the Mets' pitcher Harvey for the remainder of the season as just compensation.

With all these injuries, I don't see how the Braves can win the division, even though it is full of underachieving teams.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Wow not good at all, there was nothing the runner could have done to avoid that, i am surprise it doesn't happen more, a combination of unathletic pitchers trying to catch a baseball and hit the corner of the bag and a runner at full speed shouldn't end well but most of the time thank goodness it does. Although gross looking i still cant get that J. Kendall injury out of my head. Good luck Tim one of the few remaining bulldogs in the sport today

Phillies113
Phillies113

Brutal injury. Kids, take note; this is why you don't put your entire foot over the bag like that.

Here's hoping he makes a speedy recovery.

comeflywithme23
comeflywithme23

best wishes go to Tim Hudson and the braves organization. 


MarkDiGiacomo
MarkDiGiacomo

@Dave C - do you have a clue?  Watch the replay, Hudson's foot is taking up the entire bag, Young had nowhere to go.  I love the Braves and Timmy, but that is 100% Hudson's fault.  I hope he can come back strong next season.

beaglemix
beaglemix

@Dave C watch the video again. at the 22 second mark you can clearly see hudson's foot was taking up almost the whole width of the bag just before impact. i don't think you can put any of this on young. it was clearly an accident.

6marK6
6marK6

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friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

@mrbill


your version of athletic is WAAAYYY different from mine. 
 
if
you were playing any sport  and you lined up professionals players against a wall, would pitchers, golfers, quarterbacks get pick early or late???  I don't mean Hudson is worthless, all i am trying to say against the best of the best pitchers are not considered athletic, look how silly many of them look with a bat in their hands.

donald5
donald5

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