The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that Charlie Morton had successful surgery to repair his fractured right fibula on Thursday.
Braves right-hander Charlie Morton underwent surgery yesterday to repair his fractured right fibula. Prognosis is the same. Morton is expected to be back by spring training.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 29, 2021
The timeline remains the same as previously reported, that he will be healthy in time for spring training, which is obviously good, given that the Braves signed him to an extension through next season, with an additional team option. Obviously we all hope for the best for Charlie personally, especially after he gritted through three outs on a broken leg and was so inexplicably apologetic about him...breaking a leg and still managing to grit out three outs. Obviously this is a bit of an unusual injury for a pitcher, but it isn’t likely to be as concerning as something to do with his pitching arm, for example in terms of projecting future performance.
As for the remainder of the World Series, Tucker Davidson has been called up to replace Morton on the roster, but the pitching plan seems a bit murky after both Drew Smyly and Kyle Wright, the existing “long relief” options were used in game 2 on Wednesday.