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.