Well this is just awful news for a guy who looked like one of the most promising young pitchers in the game in 2019.
Braves righty Mike Soroka, who tore his right Achilles in August of the 2020 season, and then who had exploratory surgery in the area earlier this year because something wasn’t quite right, has now torn that Achilles again:
An MRI was performed, which revealed a complete re-tear of the tendon. Soroka will require season-ending surgery, which will be scheduled within the week.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 26, 2021
Reportedly, the surgery will keep Soroka out another full year, so he won’t be back, at the earliest, until July 2022. At that point, it’ll have been nearly two and a half years since he pitched regularly. Just brutal.
The hope is that the 23-year-old can get past this, but with multiple serious injuries and surgeries to the same area, who knows what happens. Soroka posted a 2.68 ERA over 174.1 innings in 2019. Dude was really, really good.