The Dodgers got the win on Friday night, but it did not come without a high cost. With the Dodgers holding onto a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth, Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a soft grounder. As LA reliever Daniel Hudson attempted to field the ball, his knee crumpled and the righty fell to the turf.
Hudson remained on the ground as manager Dave Roberts and a member of the training staff came out of the dugout to tend to Hudson.
Hudson gingerly walked off the field and after the game, everyone’s worst fears were confirmed – the right-handed reliever had suffered a season ending ACL injury. AM570’s David Vassegh was one of the first to report the news.
Daniel Hudson suffered a season ending ACL injury. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) June 25, 2022
After the game, Roberts talked about the impact of losing one of the team’s most valued relievers.
“It’s potentially a huge loss for us. It’s a tough one, to lose any player, but Huddy is a guy we count on in a lot of different ways – on the field, one of the leaders in the clubhouse. …Obviously, with Blake [Treinen] down, we’ve relied heavily on him in leverage spots so to not have him with us, there’s an exponential effect to our ball club.”
On the season, Hudson had a 2.25 ERA in 24 appearances and a 0.88 WHIIP.
More than likely, the Dodgers will be making a roster move before game time tomorrow to keep the bullpen fully stocked.
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