The Braves are off to a fast start, winning seven of their first ten games and sitting atop the NL East — a familiar place for them over the last few years. However, if there’s one concern looking forward, it’s their starting rotation, and that problem may be a lot worse after tonight, as Mike Soroka exited in the third inning against the Mets with an unfortunate looking leg injury.
The Braves ace got up hobbling after falling on his way to first base to cover the bag. He immediately left the game and had to be helped off the field, unable to put any pressure on his right leg. At first glance, it looks like it could be an Achilles injury, which would cost him not only this season but also a significant chunk of next year. Take a look:
Mike Soroka has to be helped off the field after getting injured trying to cover first base.
Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/c9OrtccCZC
— FOX Sports: Braves (@FOXSportsBraves) August 3, 2020
We’re obviously hoping for the best and will keep you updated as more information is revealed. Hopefully, this turns out to be more of an ankle issue, but it did not look like he rolled it in the video. A season-ending injury to Soroka would be a devastating blow to the Braves’ chances of winning a World Series.
Update: The Braves have officially announced Mike Soroka is done for the season with a torn Achilles. Prayers up to the young man. Yesterday was a sickening night — not just for Braves fans, but also the entire baseball community.
RHP Mike Soroka suffered a torn right Achilles’ tendon tonight. He is out for the season.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 4, 2020