It’s never easy to witness serious injuries in sports and unfortunately Tim Hudson of the Atlanta Braves–he may have suffered one of the most gruesome injuries of the 2013 season on Wednesday night against the New York Mets.
Hudson was arguably pitching one of his best games of the season before he was forced to leave the game in the top of the eighth inning when he was trying to make a place at first base before Eric Young Jr. accidentally stepped on his ankle. A warning to those readers who struggle with looking at these types of gruesome injuries, the video below is not easy to watch with the way Hudson’s ankle bends–so watch at your own risk.
If this injury is as serious as it looks, this is devastating news for the Braves considering Hudson finished the game with nine strikeouts and has now won his last four starts–all of which have come in the month of July. Atlanta currently has a comfortable lead in the NL East, but depending on how serious this injury is for Hudson, it will certainly be interesting to see how it impacts the remainder of the 2013 season.
Hopefully, Hudson can make a quick recovery from this injury as no player deserves to go through that type of pain. For a player that was getting hot at the right time for the Braves, it’s a shame to see this happen to such a talented player like Hudson and we hope for nothing but the best during his recovery period.