Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting a solo home run on May 30, 2023 in Seattle. (AP Photo/Caean Couto)

Aaron Judge entered this spring season with many uncertainties around his toe’s build-up. The slugger, who missed 8 weeks due to a toe ligament tear, admitted he needs maintenance for the rest of his career. However, the captain confirmed his participation in the season will remain unbothered.

Meanwhile, just when concerns about Aaron Judge’s toe injury subsided, the captain stunned the fanbase with a different injury scare concerning his abdominal area. The slugger has now missed a whole week of action. Fortunately, rumors have suggested a definite return timeline, which should ease the fans’ tensions.


Aaron Judge Slated To Return On Saturday After Mysterious Abs Injury

Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge points after hitting a 2-run homer. Twitter NYY

New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge was pulled up after two at-bats last Sunday, and all hell has broken loose ever since. While Aaron Boone claimed Judge’s short outing was always pre-planned, what unfolded next was nothing short of a nightmare. After he failed to return, Judge himself offered clarity on his health status. The captain dropped a bombshell while confirming having MRI scans around his abdominal region due to minimal discomfort. He added that the scans were precautionary and came clean. However, Judge was dismissed from swinging until the coming weekend. He said the rest was precautionary as his sole focus was to be ready for opening day. “We’re in no rush. Our goal is March 28.” Judge said.

That being said, as per latest rumors, Aaron Judge could likely mark his return into the New York Yankees lineup against Toronto Blue Jays this Saturday. Moreover, skipper Aaron Boone did not rule out the possibility of Judge taking batting practice on Friday. “What matters is being there in the regular season. So this is about making sure we’re ready to go when those games count,” added Judge. The captain believes it’s beneficial to skip meaningless spring games rather than lose out on crucial regular season matchups. Not only that, Aaron added that if the regular season would start now, he would surely play without any second thoughts. Overall, the Yankees captain insists that he is fit and ready for the opening day scheduled against the Houston Astros. The stakes are high, Bronx Bombers, and it’s perennial for Aaron Judge to be with the team to ensure a fitting comeback.

Judge Weighs On Toe Injury Ahead Of Opening Day

New York Yankees’ center fielder Aaron Judge warms up before a game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on April 30. AP

Meanwhile, alongside the newly popped-up injury concern, Aaron Judge is also nursing last season’s toe injury. “Running around because the toe feels great. It’s never felt better,” said Judge while updating on his toe build up. The captain insists that the gruesome toe ligament team injury is behind him and won’t linger around this year.

However, while the toe injury is not a concern, Aaron Judge has to reflect on the wear and tear of his body. In the recent past, the outfielder has been highly susceptible to injury. And it’s not a good sign for the New York Yankees, who are heavily dependent on the captain with respect to offensive production.

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