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San Francisco Giants’ Tim Hudson suffering from a sore right hip, determined to not let it hinder him

By Timmy Kennedy

Tim Hudson has just come off the shortest start of his career, getting pounded in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, for the San Francisco Giants, before being removed from the game in the second. Now — reports have surfaced that the veteran right hander is suffering from a sore right hip. His left hip gave him trouble earlier in the season too, but he was able to overcome it.

The news must worry the Giants. Heading into a pivotal point of the season, chasing down the Dodgers in the West, it is quintessential that the rotation is fully fit, and in full form. On hearing this news, it is evident that Hudson is not. However, fret not, Hudson himself has vowed to overcome it, and claimed that it will not affect his performance.

Hudson was an All-Star in July, and had started the season in such good form, he was making a legitimate case for National League comeback player of the year. Having broken his ankle covering first base last season for the Atlanta Braves, the Giants took a gamble giving him a lucrative two-year deal in the offseason. While his first half performance proved he was worth every dollar, he has struggled in the second half.

Hudson spoke to CSN about overcoming the injury, and how he won’t let it get him down:

"“I don’t think there’ll be anybody on the field that it means more to than me,” said Hudson, a veteran of six playoff teams that all got bounced in the Division Series. “That’s just because I’ve never done it, never won it, and I guess you could say I’ve been around a long time. It drives me.”“Whatever they want me to do, wherever they want me to pitch, I’m looking forward to it. For us old guys, we understand you can’t take these opportunities for granted.”"