**UPDATE** Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson “Severe” Injury

Tim Hudson has left tonight’s game in the 8th inning after his foot was stepped on by New York Mets Eric Young.  Hudson was trying to cover first base on a ground ball to Freddie Freeman.  He had already received the ball in his glove when Young came and step square onto the top of Hudson’s ankle.  Hudddy went to the ground with tremendous pain gleaming from his eyes.

This looked like a very severe injury as he was charted off the field by the medical staff.  Hudson was pitching a terrific game as he got the second out of the 8th inning when the injury occurred.  Tim was able to pick up nine strikeouts and was trying to his first complete game of the season.

This will obviously put a left turn in the Braves season and rotation.  From first glance and without any updates from the medical staff, Hudson looks like he may be out for a while and possibly ending his 2013 season.

If you haven’t seen the injury, here you go but before you click it is not for the weak

Here are a couple reactions from Twitter

Tim Hudson is one of the game’s great pros: Great teammate, great person. Let’s hope for the best.

Photo: Class move from Eric Young shaking hands w/ Hudson as he’s carted off field. Young has tears in eyes pic.twitter.com/a4dJUlBvRs

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Tom Hart ‏@tom_hart

As soon as Hudson was carted off the field, Braves coaching staff turned attention to his wife Kim, who was escorted to the clubhouse.

This looks bad for Tim Hudson. Eric Young stepped on Hudson‘s ankle as he crossed first base. He is still on the ground.

#Braves Hudson‘s right ankle turned grotesquely when he got stepped on by Eric Young as Young crossed first base with Hudson covering.

Hoping and praying for the best possible news for Huddy! Didn’t look good but hopefully not as bad as video showed. Luh ya bruh!

 

****UPDATE****

 

The #Braves announced Hudson has a right ankle fracture. He’ll undergo surgery in Atlanta when he swelling subsides.

#Braves Hudson has fractured ankle, will have surgery in Atlanta when swelling goes down. Done for the year.

 

 

Topics: Atlanta Braves, FanSided, Injury, Tim Hudson

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  • BravesBeliever

    Tragic! Prayers and thoughts for Tim, Kim and their whole family as we intercede for news which we can only pray is much better than what might be expected from what we observed which can only be described as brutally horrific contact. Prayers also for Eric Young, Jr. who was an absolute class act, appearing to be most sincerely regretful though it clearly was not a play that involved any malfeasance on his part as he was only trying to reach first. as a pro should do, playing the game the right way. More significantly, Young appeared obviously contrite, clutching his cross, looking to be in prayer at times and repeatedly speaking to Tim with what were overtly apologetic gestures and wiping away tears with his jersey as he disappeared not only into the dugout but into the tunnel. One of the most moving acts of professionalism I’ve ever observed by an opposing player on any field of play in any sporting event ever. Be well, get well, Tim. We are praying fervently for you, hoping for the best to come out of a regrettably devastating situation!