Hudson has torn ligament

Hudson has torn ligament
Nick Piecoro
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 6, 2007 10:56 PM

Diamondbacks second baseman Orlando Hudson said tests performed Thursday revealed a torn ligament in his left thumb and he hopes the injury won't sideline him long.

"Nothing to worry about, just maybe a couple of days," he said.

Hudson, who visited hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan and underwent an MRI exam, injured the thumb while sliding headfirst into third base in the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game. He was back in the lineup Wednesday night but left that game in the eighth inning, as the injury had worsened.

Hudson, who played in his first All-Star Game this year, said he is determined to return quickly.

"I've got to get in there someway, somehow to help the team win," he said.

Diamondbacks officials declined comment.

that can't be a good thing...