Carted From Field, Padres' Orlando Hudson Feeling Fine

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Orlando Hudson Injury: Early Signs Positive After Scare

Sometimes a scare is just a scare, which seems to be the case with Orlando Hudson's game-ending -- but maybe that's all -- injury today.

In the seventh inning of the Padres' rain-delayed, Thursday afternoon game against the Marlins, Hudson took a header into the wall while making a spectacular catch of Omar Infante's foul pop-up. Hudson remained on the ground for some time before finally being placed on a back-board and carted off the field. At the time, one couldn't help speculate about a concussion, or perhaps a neck or back injury.

Well, all seems to be well. Per this tweet from FollowThePadres:

Hudson is doing good. Like he wasn't hurt at all. To hospital for precautionary check-up. Will join team tonight or Friday in PHL.

He might not play against the Phillies Friday night, but it sure sounds like Hudson will avoid his third DL stint this season. Which would be a bit of good news in a Padres season that's been mostly bad news.

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Orlando Hudson Injury: Padres 2B Carted From Field

Thursday afternoon in Miami, San Diego Padres second baseman suffered a potentially serious injury and was eventually placed on a back-board and driven off the field on a cart.

In the bottom of the seventh of the Marlins-Padres game, the Marlins had two runners on base with two outs, trailing 5-3. Omar Infante lifted a pop into foul ground behind first base. Ranging far from his position, Hudson stretched to make the rally-killing grab before slamming into the wall, the impact folding his body into itself.

Hudson held on to the ball, but remained on his back and soon the medical staffs from both teams arrived, and paramedics joined them.

After at least 10 minutes Hudson was carted from the field. On his way, he gave a thumbs-up and was clearly able to move both hands.

This has already been a rough season for Hudson, who's been on the Disabled List twice, first with a strained hamstring and then a strained groin. If Hudson's out of action, the playing time at second base will probably go to Alberto González and rookie Logan Forsythe.

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