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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tim Hudson suffers ankle injury, gets carted off

Tim Hudson ankleTim Hudson left Wednesday’s Atlanta Braves-New York Mets game after getting his ankle stepped on during a play at first base, resulting in a fractured ankle.

Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. was batting in the bottom of the eighth with men on first and second, one out, and the Braves up 6-0. Young grounded a ball to first baseman Freddie Freeman, who was unable to field the ball cleanly. Freeman recovered after the ball went off his chest, and he threw to Hudson, who was covering the bag.

Unfortunately, Hudson stepped on the middle part of the bag instead of the edge, and Young accidentally stepped on him as he lunged toward the bag to try beating out the throw.

The Braves pitcher went down in pain and was carted off the field. He was surrounded by players from both teams as he was down on the field, and Young even went up to him to and apologized.

Hudson left the game having thrown 7.2 innings, allowing four hits and three walks while striking out nine. He was charged with the two runs that scored after he left.

Below is another look at the play:

Hudson got some well wishes from former Braves players:

The Braves announced that Hudson will have surgery on his ankle after the swelling subsides.

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