Hudson gets second cortisone shot

Philadelphia - Tim Hudson is hoping six days of rest between starts, over the All-Star break, and a second cortisone shot will help his ailing left ankle.

Hudson received his second cortisone shot in about a month Friday night, after coming out of his start against the Phillies. Hudson pitched seven shutout innings that night despite aggravating his ankle twice by landing awkwardly on it in the second inning.

Hudson received a cortisone shot on June 8 to help him deal soreness in his ankle and then pitched again five days later against the Yankees. This time he’ll have six days before he takes the mound Friday against the New York Mets. Hudson said Sunday morning it was already feeling a lot better.

Hudson has bone spurs in his left ankle but intends to pitch through the pain, putting off surgery until the offseason. He is 4-2 with a 3.09 ERA in seven starts since his ankle flared up.

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eskippy

July 8th, 2012
6:42 pm

Horner's Corner

July 8th, 2012
6:51 pm

Whiskey River

July 8th, 2012
6:52 pm

King William

July 8th, 2012
6:54 pm

Gotta love the grit and determination of Tim Hudson. Tim is great pitcher and terrific person – a real winning combination! Go Braves!

Herb Bell

July 8th, 2012
6:56 pm

Bryce Harper instead of Martin Prado for add on to All-Star team? You gotta be kidding me. Prado was robbed!

lee maye

July 8th, 2012
7:01 pm

Braves falling apart with injuries. Hopefully, Sheets will be here soon. Send a couple of prospects to Astros for Jed Lowrie. Send Pastornicky and Teheran to Brewers for Greinke.

Astros would probably go for Bethancourt and Hale for Lowrie. Lowrie is switchhitter with some power. Come on Wren, get it done. Lowrie plays all 3 infield postions and will be arbritation eligible for the first time.

Really?

July 8th, 2012
7:04 pm

@ lee maye…. nice set of panic moves… are you kidding?

DaveinNEPA

July 8th, 2012
7:17 pm

@Lee Maye

You gotta be kidding. Since all of baseball saw Pastornicky at the beginning of the season, you would probably be lucky to get a bag of peanuts for him.
At this point, there isn’t any guarantee that Wren is going to pick up McCann’s option this offseason, so trading Bethancourt is out of the question.

lee maye

July 8th, 2012
7:22 pm

Yes, there is a guarantee that Wren picks up McCann’s option or trades him. No way he lets McCann walk before 2013 without picking up the option. No way.

Actually, the robbery occurred when Uggla was chosen by the fans. When if ever, has there been a guy starting in the AS game hitting .221?

MyThoughts

July 8th, 2012
7:51 pm

lee maye I agree with the Lowrie trade but I agree with DaveinNEPA the Brewers would never go for that deal !!!!!!!

lee maye

July 8th, 2012
7:55 pm

Reportedly, the Brewers are asking for Pastornicky and either Teheran or Delgado. Hopefully, not both.

Whiskey River

July 8th, 2012
8:00 pm

@lee maye I told you on the other blog. Brewers want Teheran, Pastornicky, and Guerrin for Grienke. Twins want Delgado, Salcedo and Gattis for Liriano and Denard Span.

MyThoughts

July 8th, 2012
8:02 pm

lee maye they can do better than that deal either way with alot of other teams

Whiskey River

July 8th, 2012
8:28 pm

Good nite everyone. May God be with you Go Braves!!!!

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iTiSi

July 8th, 2012
11:37 pm

Hudson will be lucky if he makes it through the year. He may have to have a cortisone shot before each game he pitches. I know from experience they usually get worse and not better. Had one in both heels years ago at the same time. Very painful, like a knife sticking in the heel, if you land or step on it just right(or wrong). Besides that, the injections in that area are almost as bad as the bone spur itself, at least for a few minutes. Here’s wishing him luck, and a suggestion. Maybe some of Dr. Scholls gel inserts would help.

larry wayne

July 9th, 2012
1:54 am

huddy really is awesome. can’t believe how well he’s pitched with his ankle bothering him. referring especially to that awesome shutout performance in miami and the other night in philly. hopefully he can make it through the season – having him is critical to making a run at the postseason

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