Daniel Hudson left his start Tuesday with an injury, and
an MRI Wednesday revealed some bad news.
The team’s number two pitcher has a 100 percent tear of
the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
The injury, according to D-backs GM
Kevin Towers , could lead to Tommy John surgery, which
would keep Hudson off the field for 12-18 months.
As disappointing as it is, it appears Hudson’s misfortune
should not be all that surprising.
Because, as Towers told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and
Wolf, Hudson’s throwing style always left management a
“With any pitcher, especially power-type pitcher, you’ve
always got chances that a UCL could tear or, you know, you
could have problems a lot of times with the shoulder as
well,” Towers said. “He opens up a lot, that we certainly
knew there was potential for injury right there.
“It was just a matter of time and when.”