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Akshita Patel

Captain Aaron Judge “Not Happy” Being Placed On Yankees’ Injured List! Vows Of A Solid Comeback

Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees star slugger, has been missing in action for over a week now. The Captain, with six homers to his name this season, suffered another setback during a game against the Minnesota Twins. Judge made an awkward dive to steal a base and injured his wrist and hip in the process. While the wrist healed quickly, the hip issue soon turned into a nightmare for the slugger as well as the Yankees.

The Yankees, after monitoring Aaron Judge’s situation for days, made a final call on Monday. They placed him on a 10-day IL despite terming the injury “minor.” Hence, the slugger would remain out of action until at least May 10, and an assessment would take place shortly after to determine the future course of action. Amid this, the slugger looked visibly displeased with the management’s decision.


Aaron Judge Bummed Over Landing Into IL, Vows An Early Return

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New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge was placed on the IL this week with a mild hip injury, and he has not played since. The injury was initially described as minor, and Judge had hoped to avoid a stint on the IL. However, the Yankees decided to play it safe and give him some time to rest and recover. In a recent interview, the slugger admitted that he was not pleased about the decision to place him on the IL. He said he felt better and hoped to play through the injury. But he understood the team’s decision to stay on the side of caution.

Aaron Judge further added he was hitting well and felt no discomfort whatsoever. However, the throwing has not been up to the mark so far. Hence, he would work on that. However, the slugger remains rest assured and confident of returning to the lineup soon. Even Yankees manager, Aaron Boone, confirmed that if Judge wanted to make a return prior to his time, he would most definitely allow it. Hence, if Aaron Judge makes enough progress in the next couple of days, the slugger can make a return as early as Friday. However, these are just mere conjectures for now. Only the Yankees staff and management would take a final call on his return.

Yankees Provides Probable Return Timeline On Judge

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Aaron Judge, #99 of the New York Yankees, throws before the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. [Source: Getty Images]

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees management seems stubborn over their stand. They want to take excessive precautions to protect Aaron Judge from any more injury scares. Hence, as per recent reports, the slugger could miss yet another week and will only return once his IL stint comes to an end. The slugger, who asked the Yankees for a reconsideration, might have to face a setback. Despite the hip strain being a minor injury, Judge continues to miss valuable game time, which has further irked the captain.

However, he is at the mercy of the Yankees team management and will adhere to their decision and command. Meanwhile, the Yankees have felt the absence of Judge as they have struggled to find consistent offense. The team is also missing the services of hitter Giancarlo Stanton, who was placed on the IL a few weeks ago due to a hamstring injury. Hence, the coming would be extremely tough for the injury-plagued Yankees as they face Tampa Bay Rays.