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Braves: Mike Soroka is optimistic in more ways than one

The Mike Soroka injury saga in 2021 has been a rollercoaster. Before the season, it looked like he could be a part of the rotation before May. Then he had a setback with his shoulder that shut him down. Soroka began throwing a couple of weeks later, and a return before the All-Star break still seemed very possible… until the Braves received arguably the worst news of the season.
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Injured starter Mike Soroka is still taking things “week by week” in his recovery from a torn Achilles but he remains optimistic that he will be able to return at some point in 2021. Soroka suffered a setback in May when his recovery simply wasn’t progressing as well as he was expecting. That led to exploratory surgery which revealed that Soroka’s body had rejected the sutures that placed during the original surgery. That led to increased inflammation which was what was causing Soroka the issues in his recovery.

Braves' Mike Soroka: Achilles fully healed

Soroka is still wearing a protective boot following a second procedure on his Achilles tendon in late May, but he has resumed throwing exercises and the tendon itself is fully healed, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. The issue that caused him to undergo a second exploratory surgery turned out...

Braves Report: Mike Soroka, Travis d’Arnaud, and Huascar Ynoa could all return in August

Braves fans are getting some optimistic news today, as General Manager Alex Anthopoulos told The Athletic that Mike Soroka, Travis d’Arnaud, and Huascar Ynoa could be back with the Braves in August. It was originally reported that Mike Soroka was done for the season after suffering a setback following his torn Achilles, but that report was eventually retracted.

Braves' Mike Soroka: Could return in late August

GM Alex Anthopoulos said the team is "optimistic" Soroka (Achilles) could be activated from the injured list by late August, Jeff Schultz of The Athletic reports. The 23-year-old was seemingly ruled out for the season by manager Brian Snitker during a television appearance in late May, but those comments were quickly walked back, and the organization is now publicly expressing optimism about the right-hander's outlook for later in 2021. However, until Soroka resumes throwing, especially off a mound, it's worth maintaining a healthy dose of skepticism as he recovers from a second procedure on his Achilles in mid-May.
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Mike Soroka ‘progressing’ after undergoing surgery, still no timetable

Three weeks after undergoing exploratory Achilles surgery, Braves right-hander Mike Soroka is doing well, manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday. “He’s progressing, and things are looking good,” Snitker said. “I mean, just for what little he’s doing. He’s still just doing the exercises and things, checking all the boxes, and he’s feeling good. There’s no timetables or anything like that. We’re not there yet. But his rehab has been really good so far.”

Braves manager Brian Snitker backtracks after saying Mike Soroka was out for the season

Similar to 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be a lost season for Braves ace Mike Soroka. The 23-year-old right hander tore his Achilles tendon last season on Aug. 3, his third start of the shortened season. The thought was Soroka would be back at some point early this season, but he's suffered a series of setbacks in his attempted return. On Friday, manager Brian Snitker initially said on MLB Network the expectation is that Soroka won't return this season.