Dodgers reliever Daniel Hudson suffered an ACL injury in Friday’s game against the Braves and will likely miss the rest of the season, according to manager Dave Roberts.
“It doesn’t look good by all indications,” Roberts said after the game. “So things can happen, but I just don’t see how it’s not the end of his season. So it’s potentially a huge loss for us.”
Hudson, 35, left the game after his leg bent coming off the mound in an attempt to field a fly ball that Ronald Acuña Jr. hit in front of home plate. The pitcher walked off the field with help, and Roberts said he’ll get CT scans on Saturday.
Hudson has played 25 games this season, recording a 2.22 ERA and five saves.
“Huddy is a guy that we rely on in different ways. On the pitch, one of the leaders in the clubhouse, always doing the right thing, saying the right thing and obviously with Blake (Treinen) down, we got each other. heavily leaning on him in leverage points,” Roberts said. “To not have him with us has an exponential effect on our ball club. But we have to move on.”
The Dodgers have already had several pitchers placed on the disabled list this season, including Dustin May, Walker Buehler and Caleb Ferguson, in addition to right fielder Mookie Betts.
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