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Saturday, June 26, 2021

Mike Soroka re-tears Achilles, done for 2021

Mike Soroka will miss the remainder of this season after once again tearing his Achilles tendon. 

Soroka tore his surgically-repaired right Achilles tendon while simply walking through the clubhouse at Truist Park on Thursday. An MRI exam showed a complete re-tear of the tendon. The Braves pitcher was continuing to rehab from the surgical procedure performed after he originally tore his right Achilles on Aug. 3.

It is not yet known when Soroka will undergo his next surgery, one that will require another lengthy rehab process.

This is another significant injury setback for Soroka, who has made just 37 starts dating back to his Major League debut on May 1, 2018.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 26, 2021 at 12:55 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: June 26, 2021 at 01:46 PM (#6026454)
I’d get another surgeon - that’s two fails already
   2. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: June 26, 2021 at 02:32 PM (#6026460)
He had *the* foremost Achilles surgeon for pro athletes. What awful luck.
   3. bfan Posted: June 26, 2021 at 04:37 PM (#6026470)
I am with #1. Doctor Achilles might have a great marketing department, but this case seems pretty messed up so far. That is 2 fails, and we are not done yet; Soroka is no closer to recovery today than when the thing popped in the first place.

Now, did Soroka accelerate his efforts at recovery to a point faster than what the medical staff felt was safe? That would be an interesting claim if it were true, in defense of this doctor’s work. Soroka certainly doesn’t carry any extra weight that puts additional strain on the heel.
   4. CFBF's Results are Certified Posted: June 26, 2021 at 05:15 PM (#6026471)
Some years everything goes your way, some years everything doesn't. This is an "everything doesn't" kind of year for the Braves.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 26, 2021 at 07:34 PM (#6026483)
Soroka tore his surgically-repaired right Achilles tendon while simply walking through the clubhouse at Truist Park on Thursday.
Had he just been ‘washing his truck’ in the parking lot?
   6. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: June 27, 2021 at 08:21 AM (#6026531)
Hoping he comes back next year, and is healthy and successful.

One of the smartest things I've ever a coach say? Bill Parcells, asked if he prioritizes speed, strength, quickness, decision-making ability, etc.: "The best ability is availability."
   7. The Duke Posted: June 27, 2021 at 10:25 AM (#6026536)
David O Brian in the athletic had a nice story with detailed timelines on this. What’s odd is that he has some sutures removed “which weren’t absorbed” on May 17 and then he’s in a cast and walking boot for five weeks. It’s at odds with Sorokas own description that the heel is sound. Why would he be immobilized so long. Remember that he had already been working out prior to the May 17th injury.

The sutures not dissolving seems exceedingly rare and seems to point to some other larger issue now that we know the end result. Passan linked to a story that shows re-tears cause big recovery issues

But at least he is young
   8. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: June 28, 2021 at 07:44 PM (#6026757)
The Braves have been kind of snakebite this year. Freeman is merely good, rather than MVP-level, and Ozuna was bad, then suspended. Everyone else has been about where you’d expect. On the pitching side, the starters have been fine and the bullpen average.

They’re a couple games under their Pythagorean, but can’t seem to get any momentum. Soroka nEver made it back, Fried has been on and off the IL, and Ozuna got arrested and probably ended his own careeer.

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