Aaron Judge’s recent toe injury is more severe than initially believed. The New York Yankees star player Aaron Judge revealed that he tore a ligament when he crashed through a wall at Dodger Stadium on June 4. The team originally diagnosed the injury as a sprain and placed Judge on the injured list on June 6. Judge admitted to still experiencing pain when walking and was uncertain about his return to the field this season.
Judge declined to provide a specific timeline for his recovery, emphasizing the uniqueness of his injury—a torn ligament in his back foot, which affects his running and pushing off. While Yankees manager Aaron Boone expressed optimism about Judge’s eventual return this season, he did not make any guarantees.
Judge acknowledged his determination to return to play this year but admitted he had no answers regarding when that might be possible. The uncertainty surrounding Aaron Judge and his injury has dealt a significant blow to his MVP candidacy and has had a negative impact on the Yankees’ 2023 season.
Prior to the injury, Judge had an impressive batting average of .291/.404/.674. However, he no longer leads Major League Baseball in home runs or OPS. His 19 home runs now trail five other players, with Shohei Ohtani leading the pack. Earlier in the year, Judge also landed on the injured list and missed ten games due to a hip injury.
The Yankees have struggled in Judge’s absence, winning only 11 out of 27 games. They have lost six of their last eight games and currently hold a 41-35 record, placing them third in the AL East.
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