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Friday, July 22, 2011
Orlando Hudson, the San Diego Padres, is helped off the field after losing consciousness while trying to catch a ball and crashed into a wall in the game against the Florida Marlins on Thursday, July 21, 2011
Orlando Hudson, the second baseman for the San Diego Padres, recovered quickly from unconsciousness on Thursday after hitting a wall.
Hudson was taken out on a stretcher on board of a vehicle and placed a collar around his neck. But shortly after his team beat Florida 5-3, the player walked into the locker room and sent text messages from your phone.
The second baseman was taken to hospital and x-rays came back negative.
A team spokesman said that although Hudson did not address the team's private plane and joined the Padres in Philadelphia and his health status is considered day to day.
"It was a frightening time," said manager Bud Black. "When a player is unconscious, you worry. Any collision with a wall or a partner causes an uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, and I think we all feel that."
After Hudson leaned forward to catch a ball in foul territory, his momentum carried him to the padded wall. He turned just before it impacted and because of that his neck and right shoulder were the worst impact.
Hudson fell on his back with the ball in his glove. The umpire Tim Timmons called out the batter and immediately called for help.