Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka had been working his way back from a torn Achilles, arguably the most difficult of the well-known sports injuries. At first expected to make his return in April, a setback in his recovery had kept him out until now, but not ruled out for the rest of the season. Until Thursday, when the worst-case scenario became a reality.
Mike Soroka Injury Update
The Braves announced on Saturday that while walking in the clubhouse on Thursday, Soroka had suffered a full re-tear of his Achilles, officially ending his season and leaving his future up in the air.
This is absolutely devastating news for both Soroka and the Braves. One of the young shining pieces of this new young Braves core that looks poised to compete for years to come, Atlanta will have to go without him for at least another year. And, given how sensitive things have been to this point, it would be a surprise if it was longer.
Atlanta currently has +650 odds to win the NL East, trailing the New York Mets (-330), according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest MLB odds. Things just got a lot more difficult knowing they won't be getting Soroka back at all in 2021.
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