ATLANTA – Los Angeles Dodgers setup man Daniel Hudson attempted a slow roller field in the eighth inning Friday night and sprained his left knee in the process. After the game, with a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves, the team realized this could be the worst case scenario.
“It’s an ACL,” said Dave Roberts, Dodgers manager. “It doesn’t look good from all the signals. Things can happen, but I don’t see how this is the end of his season. So we’re likely to have a big loss.”
Hudson is expected to have a CT scan in Los Angeles on Saturday, but Roberts said initial tests “did not look great.”
The Dodgers already have a long way to go without Walker Buhler, his ace and Blake Trenon, who are their most important relievers. Earlier on Friday, another of their starters, Andrew Henny, suffered a shoulder strain that forced him to return to the injury list, although the Dodgers expected him to miss just a few starts.
Hudson, who signed off-season with a team option on a one-year $ 7 million contract, entered Friday with a 2.25 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and a 6.00 strike-to-walk ratio, which ended in the eighth inning. Absence of train. Bruised Greatroll could play a role in building the bridge for Craig Kimbrell, but Roberts hopes other relievers will have the opportunity.
“Bon is a man we trust in many ways – on the field, one of the leaders in the clubhouse, always doing the right thing, telling the right thing,” Roberts said. “Obviously with breakdowns, we relied heavily on leverage spots. Since he’s not with us – we have a lethal influence on the ball club. But we have to move on. “