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D-backs could have seen Hudson injury coming

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
little concerned.

“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.”