Soroka undergoes surgery for Achilles tear

August 8th, 2020

will now begin focusing on the recovery from his season-ending right Achilles tendon tear that could affect his availability at the start of the 2021 season.

Soroka underwent surgery to repair his right Achilles tendon on Friday in Green Bay, Wis. The Braves' ace sustained the injury while attempting to come off the mound during the third inning of Monday night’s loss to the Mets.

Earlier this week, Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos said a timetable for Soroka’s return likely wouldn’t be known until the latter part of winter.

“To be fair to Mike, I don’t want to put any specific timelines on it,” Anthopoulos said. “I know everyone heals their own way. There are certainly different examples. As he progresses through his rehab, we’ll be able to update the media and everybody when that does occur, likely late in the winter.”