Tim Hudson Suffers Ankle Fracture (Video)

Atlanta Braves starter Tim Hudson left Wednesday night’s game against the Mets in New York with what has been diagnosed as a right ankle fracture.  He is heading back to Atlanta and will have surgery.  Hudson’s foot was immobilized immediately after the play by paramedics and he left the field on a golf cart.  Pleased be advised, this video is not for the squeamish.

Hudson was covering first base on an infielder ground ball by Eric Young, Jr.  As Young crossed the bag he stepped on the back of Hudson’s foot.  Hudson immediately went down as Young came over to apologize.

The 37-year old right-handed starter was absolutely brilliant and left the field with a 6-0 lead.  Hudson pitched 7 2/3 innings and gave up only four hits.  He struck out nine while walking only three.

Hudson left the game with runners and second and third with two outs.  Luis Avilan came on in relief of Hudson and subsequently gave up a double to Murphy that plated two runs.

The Braves went on to win the game, 8-2.

About Jim Hart

Jim has covered the Atlanta Braves since 2008 for local and national broadcast news organizations. He also appears regularly talking Braves baseball on WCCP-FM in Clemson, South Carolina, and the ESPN Radio affiliate, 1420 Sports in St. Augustine, Florida.

  • 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!