There is some really unfortunate news coming out of the Arizona Diamondbacks organization Friday regarding the health of right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson. According to the team, Hudson re-tore his ulnar collateral ligament while rehabbing from Tommy John he underwent last July. Where there is no immediate decision on how the team can approach the injury, it looks like a second Tommy John surgery could certainly be in Hudson’s future.
OFFICIAL: RHP Daniel Hudson suffered re-tear of UCL in right elbow on June 4. D-backs staff is exploring all medical options.
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 7, 2013
Hudson was hoping to return to the Diamondbacks rotation in mid-summer, but the setback ruins any chance of that happening. He will now miss the remainder of this season and could miss a large portion of next season.
It is a shame to say, but Hudson could have already thrown his last pitch in the majors despite being just 26 years old.
Medical advancements have made it possible to come back from Tommy John surgery and be your old self, but back-to-back surgeries could be very difficult to overcome.