On Friday, Tim Hudson had successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula and deltoid ligament in his right ankle on Friday, the Braves announced. Supposedly the report is that he can resume baseball activities in four months. Four months doesn’t sound like that much of an extended period of time, but since it’s already the end of July, Hudson will not return in 2013.
The 38-year-old suffered the injury on Wednesday night, when Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. accidentally stepped on his ankle on a play at first base. It was a rather gruesome scene and one that you probably shouldn’t look up if you have a weak taste for injuries.
Hudson’s wife Kim went to twitter to thank Young for “playing the game the right way” as well as the Mets for their help following the injury. Then, she continued to give us inside updates on Hudson…here is from Kim herself as she was our behind the scenes reporter…
Tim just went to surgery. Will take about 90 minutes. We have complete faith in Dr. Royster and the medical team. Praying for great results.
Tim is out of surgery. Dr. Royster did an amazing job, and everything went well. He’ll be back and better than ever!
Watching/listening to Tim watch the Braves game and cheer for his teammates, heavily under the influence of pain meds, is entertaining. ❤
Tim walked up and down the hallway once on his crutches this morning. Still quite painful, but we are extremely thankful for progress.
In 2013, Hudson went 8-7 with a 3.97 ERA in his 21 starts. Huddy has NEVER had a losing record in his MLB career and with the win on his injury night, he continued that streak. But after this season, Huddy will become a free agent. Given his newest injury, his injury plaque career and his age, Hudson will be one of the most intriguing free agents in recent years. It’ll be interesting to see how the Braves and other teams value him at this point of his great career.