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Tim Hudson’s wife reacts to gruesome injury by thanking the player who injured him

Mike Oz
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We all cringed when we saw what happened to Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson on Wednesday. In a gruesome accident, New York Mets hitter Eric Young Jr. stepped on Hudson's ankle as they raced toward first base. Hudson's ankle broke, an injury that will keep the 38-year-old out for the rest of the season and could put his career in jeopardy.

It was one of those horrible moments in sports when a limb bends the way it shouldn't and we all gasp — no matter what team we're rooting for.

But imagine you're Tim Hudson's wife and you see something like that unfold. It's not just a moment to cringe. It's much worse. It could very well be a life-changer. To her credit, though, Kim Hudson has kept it as classy as her husband is known to. On Thursday morning, she sent a tweet to Young thanking him. And no, not in a sarcastic manner.

Young was obviously shaken up by what happened. He rushed back to apologize after the play and shook Hudson's hand before he was carted off the field. Afterward, Young said:

''I knew I didn't get any of the base. I got all of his foot,'' a somber Young said. ''I pretty much knew it was broke right when I did it. That's why I ran back to him and tried to console him as much as I could and to apologize.''

Kim Hudson thanked both the Mets and their staff (it was a road game for Atlanta) and the Braves too:

As Tim Hudson heads toward what could be a tough recovery, at least we know he has a sensible, strong, level-headed woman by his side.

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