The Atlanta Braves announced that Mike Soroka re-tore his right Achilles while walking to the clubhouse and will undergo season ending surgery.
Medical Update on Mike Soroka –— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 26, 2021
This past Thursday while walking to the clubhouse at Truist Park, Mike Soroka felt a pop in his right Achilles.
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
This will be another surgery, third in total, performed on the same Achilles that tore while pitching last year. It’s another injury in what has quickly become an injury ridden career for Mike who has missed time with shoulder injuries, and now a bizarre injury. Just weeks ago, the club announced that they had not ruled him out for the year - but it is now confirmed he will miss the rest of the season, and really who knows how long of next year.
Soroka has not pitched a full season yet, with his All-star worthy 2019 campaign amassing just 174.2 innings pitched. For his professional career, now dating back to 2018, Soroka has appeared in 37 games and accumulated 214 innings. The promising pitcher has a career 2.86 ERA in those 37 games but the number of injuries, no matter how fluky, are troubling and at this point you want him to just feel comfort and normality. We will update with any information as it comes.