Tim Hudson to have Tommy John surgery

Millz

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After still feeling soreness while playing catch Saturday, Tim Hudson said he's decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.

"All of the arrows are pointing that way," Hudson said. "I just wanted to test it one more time to convince myself that's what needs to get done." If Hudson has it right away, then perhaps he'll be back for the final two months of 2009. The Braves will have a tough call on him after next season, as they have a $12 million option for 2010 with a $1 million buyout. It will probably prove to be too much of a gamble for the franchise unless he comes back very strong at the end of next year.
Rotoworld.com with the information

What a lost season its been for the Braves. Hudson, Smoltz and Glavine all on the DL. Not to mention Chipper Jones, McCann now hurting and trading away Teixeira.

Good luck to Hudson on his recovery. Not sure we'll even see him next year...I'd be surprised if we do.
 

Babe_Ruth

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That's a huge blow for the Braves, I know there not in the playoffs race, but since he's having Tommy John we probably won't see him next year, because it usually takes one year to heal up correctly. So it's going to hurt them next season because they wont have there ace in the starting rotation.
 

Millz

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That's a huge blow for the Braves, I know there not in the playoffs race, but since he's having Tommy John we probably won't see him next year, because it usually takes one year to heal up correctly. So it's going to hurt them next season because they wont have there ace in the starting rotation.
It is a huge blow for sure. Who knows how Smoltz is gonna do next year and Glavine is 40+. Jurrjens and Campillo have done a good job but they arent aces.

Unless the Braves sign someone in the offseason I dont like their chances again next year.
 

Vegito728

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Jones can't stay healthy, they traded Teixeira and their ace is having season ending surgery and probably won't even be back next year. It's a rough time for the Braves and their fans right now.