Hudson's agent, Andrew Lowenthal, said his client will seek a second opinion, likely with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala.
Diamondbacks General Manager Kevin Towers told KTAR today that Hudson has a "100 percent tear" of the UCL, which would require the ligament replacement surgery named after former pitcher Tommy John.
Tommy John Surgery is always a long sentence for a baseball pitcher. It usually means you'll be out for a year and possibly more. Hudson's had trouble this season regardless as Arizona's number two pitcher, so this little bit of news is the icing on the cake on a year of terrible. Hudson also had shoulder problems earlier that put them on the DL.
Hudson departed early in his start against the Braves on Tuesday, and said afterwards he had been struggling with elbow issues for awhile. Hudson was placed on the disabled list earlier today before the announcement of a torn UCL were reported.
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