Dodgers' Hudson out for season with torn ACL
Tests confirmed a clean tear of the ligament, and it's likely he'll undergo surgery to repair the injury. Recovery time for a torn ACL is often between six-to-nine months.
"A guy that was contemplating playing this year, and his only motive was to play for a champion and for it to end like this, really unfortunate," Roberts said Saturday, according to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic.
Hudson, who's already made two separate comebacks from Tommy John surgery during his 13-year career, said he plans to continue pitching after completing his rehab.
Hudson sustained the injury while attempting to field a dribbler up the third-base line against the Atlanta Braves off the bat of Ronald Acuna Jr. during the eighth inning.
The 35-year-old was tended to by trainers and helped off the field. Brusdar Graterol took over on the mound, recording the final two outs of the frame.
Hudson has been a key piece of the Dodgers' bullpen this season, authoring a 2.22 ERA and 2.06 FIP over 24 1/3 innings, including his 25th appearance on Friday. He also notched five saves for the first-place club.