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Dodgers: Hudson listed as day-to-day; wrist injury considered minor

September 23, 2009 |  8:07 pm


WASHINGTON -- Orlando Hudson had a serious scare tonight, as he tumbled to the ground running through first base in the ninth inning and jammed his surgically repaired left wrist.

Hudson was forced to come out of the game, which the Dodgers lost, 5-4, but his injury turned out to be minor. He is listed as day-to-day.

Hudson said that upon coming out of the game, he had his wrist checked by trainer Stan Conte. As was the case when he had to miss a few games in July because of a soreness in the wrist, the site of this injury isn't in the same area that he had to have operated last season.

"The range of motion hadn't changed, so that's good," Hudson said.

Visibly relieved, Hudson joked with reporters how he tripped over the right leg of first baseman Adam Dunn, his former teammate in Arizona.

"He's not used to playing first base," Hudson said, laughing. "Instead of putting his foot, he decided to put his whole leg on the bag, man. Unbelievable. He came over to apologize. I said, 'Dunn, how are you going to put your whole leg, your big donkey leg, on the top of the bag?"

-- Dylan Hernandez

Photo: Orlando Hudson. Credit: Jeff Gross / Getty Images