Most of us have stories about stupid accidents we had that left us injured and embarrassed. That time you fell down the stairs and broke a toe, or tripped over your kids’ toys and sprained an ankle. If you’re just a regular person, you can laugh a little, recover from your injury and, if you’re really embarrassed, make up a different story about how you got your battle scars.
That all works if you’re an average Joe or Jane, but when you’re a world famous athlete and you get a really bad injury in a really silly way, you can’t laugh it off, especially when it directly affects your career. Just ask Tim Hudson, star pitcher for the Atlanta Braves…
During the Braves’ July 24 victory over the New York Mets, Hudson was covering first base for his team mate after Mets player Eric Young Jr. hit a grounder. Just as Hudson fielded the ball at the base, Young stepped on the back of his lower right leg, driving his ankle awkwardly into the ground. The pitcher immediately went down, obviously in pain, and had to be carried off the field.
As it turns out, the bizarre turn of events left Hudson with a broken ankle, and he will need surgery to repair the fracture. Now, thanks to one of those silly little run-ins that most of us can laugh off, the remainder of Hudson’s season and, potentially, his career, is in jeopardy.
Whether or not Hudson can return to baseball will depend largely on how well his surgery goes and how fully he can recover from it. Regardless of whether your career depends on your ankle health, if you need surgery to repair a foot or ankle fracture, you need to put yourself in the hands of an experienced Houston podiatrist. Make an appointment at Tanglewood Foot Specialists today to receive a comprehensive evaluation of your surgical needs.