NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has been carted off the field after getting spiked near his right Achilles while covering first base against the New York Mets.
Hudson was working on a four-hit shutout in the eighth inning Wednesday night when Eric Young Jr. hit a grounder that was knocked down by Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Hudson took Freeman's toss at the bag just before Young arrived, and the speedy outfielder stepped on the back of Hudson's lower leg, driving the pitcher's right ankle awkwardly into the ground.
Hudson immediately went down in obvious pain, and Young rushed over to check on him. The crowd at Citi Field groaned when the replay was shown on the big video board.
EMS workers strapped Hudson to a backboard and drove him off the field on a cart as fans applauded.
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