Dodgers News: Daniel Hudson 'Recovering Well' From Ankle Issue
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Daniel Hudson is getting healthier and healthier. Dodgers reporter Kirsten Watson spoke with the righty reliever a couple of days ago, and he provided great news for Dodger fans.
“I’m feeling pretty good. Recovering pretty solidly, first couple bullpens went pretty well. Really taking it session by session. As long as we keep coming out of those okay we’ll start to progress a little bit and hopefully get to face some hitters the next couple of weeks.”
This is great news coming from the reliever. Hudson initially suffered a torn ACL against the Atlanta Braves in late June as he stepped out of the mound to retrieve a slow rolling ball towards him.
That injury caused him to miss the remainder of the season. His recovery process was going well; however, last week, Watson reported that even though he was recovering well from the ACL injury, he started dealing with ankle tendinitis that set him back a bit.
The ankle issues seem to be behind Daniel, but he did admit that it has been frustrating at times to deal with the setbacks due to his ankle. Hudson also said that his ankle issue is something the staff and himself would need to maintain at the moment as to something that would go away in the near future.
The 35-year-old was one of LA’s best relievers before going down with the ACL injury. He pitched in 25 games, going 2-3 with a 2.22 ERA, 30 strikeouts, 0.90 WHIP, and collected five saves.
We’ll see if Hudson can return to his pre-injury self and boost the Dodgers bullpen.