Tim Hudson needs surgery, out for '13

Updated: July 26, 2013, 3:46 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Tim Hudson is out for the season with a broken right ankle, leaving the Atlanta Braves without the leader of their pitching staff as they make a push for the pennant.

The team said Hudson will have season-ending surgery in Atlanta once the swelling subsides. The right-hander was injured Wednesday night when Eric Young Jr. of the New York Mets inadvertently stepped on the back of Hudson's lower right leg while the pitcher was covering first base.

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