Atlanta Braves starting pitching Tim Hudson suffered a gruesome injury on Thursday night after having his right ankle stepped on by New York Jets left fielder Eric Young Jr., while he was heading to cover first base. Replay showed that Hudson’s ankle twisted awkwardly and he immediately crumbled to the crown in a heap of pain.
While the injury certainly appeared to be serious, we finally know the full extent of the injuries suffered by Hudson.
From ESPN SportsCenter:
Braves P Tim Hudson underwent surgery to repair a fractured fibula & a ligament in his right ankle. He’s expected to return in 4 months.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 27, 2013
It was a freak accident and horrible injury, but Hudson will be able to come back in a few months and hopefully be at full speed.
The problem will be whether or not he is mentally ready to make his way back to the mound and and test the ankle in game action. Hopefully he will be able to make a full and speedy recovery.