Aaron Judge
New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge heads to the dugout after striking out swinging as Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh, left, stands near the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 31, 2023, in Seattle. (Lindsey Wasson / The Associated Press)

MLB world is buzzing over New York Yankees captain’s injury status. Aaron Judge, one of the best sluggers of recent times, has been missing in action for two weeks. The reason is a gruesome toe injury. A little context for those unaware, Judge crashed into the fence door of Dodgers stadium earlier this month and sustained a toe injury.

The injury aggravated over time as the Yankees placed him on IL for an undefined period. As time passes by, curiosity over Aaron Judge’s return timeline is growing at an accelerated pace. But as far as the team is concerned, they have absolutely zero ideas as to what should be the next course of action. Meanwhile, we have a fresh update that looks not at all promising.


Aaron Judge Reportedly Received Second Injection On Toe!

Aaron Judge
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In the latest twist surrounding New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge’s injury, reports have emerged that he recently received a second injection on his injured toe. As per MLB insider Bryan Hoch, an additional ligament had started to bother the captain, and after medical consultation, the team decided to inject him with another PRP shot. Earlier, Aaron Judge was diagnosed with a contusion on the right toe ligament, for which he took an injection days ago. Hence, this PRP injection is a second shot the batter had to take in a period of two weeks.

Meanwhile, we still have no return timeline in place. It could still be weeks before Aaron Judge could take the field again. The league will head into All-Star break next month, and by the looks of it, it is implausible the Yankees captain could return before that. Judge’s absence has proved devastating for the Yankees. Since he landed on IL, the run-scoring average per game has dropped to 3. Moreover, the team has fallen 12 games behind the Rays in the East due to repeated losses. The offense is struggling immensely, as the Yankees recently lost to Red Sox by 15-5. Hence, it’s crucial for Judge to return back before it gets too late to salvage the damage borne. At this pace, the Yankees, in no scenario, could make a deep season run.

Yankees Manager Hints At Aaron Judge’s Absence Till All-Star Break

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, center right, is checked out after catching a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ J.D. Martinez during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 3, 2023. Ashley Landis – staff, AP

A few days ago, ESPN analyst Buster Olney claimed that Aaron Judge is likely to stay on IL till the All-Star break, which is to commence in July. Buster supported his claim by analyzing Judge’s injury. He said that for a right-handed batter, his right toe bears the whole body weight while taking a stride or swing. Hence, the Yankees will have to ensure that the captain’s toe is 100% healed before marking a timeline. Moreover, such toe injuries are tricky and could take weeks to heal fully. We all saw what happened to DJ LeMahieu in 2022.

Meanwhile, Yankees manager Aaron Boone seemingly avoided the question during the pre-game presser. He said that he did not know when Aaron Judge could make a comeback. It could be after the all-star break, but he cannot say for sure. Boone looked absolutely clueless when he said that Judge could either be back in a week or four. He has no idea for now. It clearly suggests that the entire Yankees management has pressed the panic button and is desperately finding a solution to this gigantic problem.