New York Mets' Eric Young Jr. (22) checks on Atlanta Braves' Tim Hudson after Hudson was hurt on a play at first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA/AP) -
The Atlanta Braves made it official Thursday when they announced that pitcher Tim Hudson is done for the season.
Hudson was injured while covering first base Wednesday night against the New York Mets when Eric Young Jr. stepped on the back of his lower leg.
As soon as Young stepped on Hudson, he knew it wasn't good. He doubled right back around and was one of the first people over to the injured Hudson.
After five minutes of agony, the 38-year-old right-hander was carted off the field in obvious pain.
The Braves report that Hudson will have season-ending surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides.
Tim's wife, Kim Hudson, tweeted, "We are humbled and thankful for the amazing support. Tim is amazingly tough, and he is handling this as well as possible. God has a plan."
The injury has been described as "gruesome" and "graphic" across social media.
Young tweeted on Thursday, "Thank you all for the kind words. I sincerely appreciate it. Continued prayers for a speedy recovery for Tim. Thankyou again. #praying4Tim"
Followed by this:
"For ppl who think I would purposely try 2 hurt someone,& felt they needed to say that 2 me...I will continue 2 pray for u as well."
Teammates and fans took to twitter to voice their support for Hudson.
Freddie Freeman tweeted, "Please keep Huddy in your prayers!!"
Braves reliever Jordan Walden tweeted, "Thoughts and prayers to Huddy and his family. Great teammate and a class act! Hoping for a speedy recovery!"
And Erin Andrews tweeted, "Just saw the video of Tim Hudson's injury...feel terrible for him..class act..always willing to chat..speedy recovery Tim!"
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