Horrible Injury News for the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have confirmed a terrible turn of events for pitcher Mike Soroka, who has re-ruptured his Achilles.

Soroka will have surgery next week, and be out at least a full calendar year, but his future is now very much in doubt. As pointed out by Jeff Passan, re-rupturing an Achilles leaves patients with "long-term functional deficits in function."

The injury is being described as a "complete re-tearing" of the Achilles, and occurred as Soroka was simply walking to the team's clubhouse. 

This is crushing news for the young pitcher, who broke into the majors in stunning fashion in 2019, with a 2.68 ERA for the Braves, while finishing 2nd in Rookie of the Year balloting to Pete Alonso.

Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse for the 23-year-old last season. He initially tore the Achilles covering first base in a game last August. There was some hope recently in the Braves' camp that he could possibly return this season sometime in August, but now Soroka's future in the big leagues is very much in doubt. 

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