Dodgers’ Doc Roberts fears Daniel Husdon will miss the rest of the season
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Daniel Hudson suffered a season-ending injury on Saturday, tearing the ACL in his left knee.
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed many fans’ fears, announcing Saturday his club will have to play out the year without reliever Daniel Hudson. The right-hander was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee, requiring season-ending surgery and an extended rehabilitation period.
Hudson suffered the injury in Friday’s 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves, with his leg buckling beneath him as he reacted to a slowly hit ground ball. The 35-year-old had a 2.22 ERA this season serving as the primary setup man for closer Craig Kimbrel.
“Obviously, it’s a big loss,” Roberts said. “I still haven’t seen the play but from everything I hear, it’s an ACL. Obviously it doesn’t look good from all indications. Things can happen, but I don’t see how it’s not the end of his season.”
The National League West-leading Dodgers have already had several injuries to key relievers, previously losing Blake Treinen, who underwent shoulder surgery, and placing Tommy Kahnle on the 60-day injured list with forearm tightness. Brusdar Graterol appears to be one likely candidate to see increased action in high-leverage innings. “Obviously, the guys that are here are going to have an opportunity,” Roberts said. “I’m not going to say who it is, but they’re going to have opportunities.”