Yankees Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

By now, the entire global sports fraternity is aware of New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge’s gruesome toe injury. But if there is still someone living under the rock, let’s provide a little context. Aaron Judge crashed into the Dodger Stadium’s fence on June 4 and sprained his right toe. Since then, he has been on the injury list without a return timeline.

Aaron Judge took two PRP plasma injections in these last three weeks, which has helped in some improvement. However, the batter is yet to take the field and resume baseball-related activities. Amid the uncertainties, Judge dropped a bombshell on his injury status, which has got the MLB world spinning. It suggests that the Yankees were, in fact, lying about the batter’s diagnosis right from the start.


Aaron Judge Claims He Tore A Ligament In Right Toe, Yankees Manager Clarifies After Uproar

Aaron Judge
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) catches a fly ball by Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees captain Aaron Judge shook the fans when he claimed that he had torn a ligament in his right toe. Initially, the Yankees stated that Judge had just sprained his toe and the injury was nothing major. But the batter’s latest comments sparked a row, with many fans accusing the team of lying about the diagnosis from the very beginning. Torn ligaments are tricky and serious injuries that take months to heal. Hence, the fans weren’t impressed with the Bombers lying. After a massive uproar on the internet, the club’s manager, Aaron Boone, had to come forward to clean up the captain’s mess and clarify his comments.

Aaron Boone said that sprain and tear are basically the same things, with just minor differences in the semantics. He added that the sprains also have various levels to determine the severity of it, and a “tear” happens to be a level of the sprain. Hence, the manager affirmed that the injury was not any worse than previously anticipated through imaging and scan results. Regardless, the batter’s health has not improved significantly in the past three weeks despite two plasma injections, which is also raising eyebrows and questions about the Yankee’s approach. They still have no timeline, and fans have begun to speculate if Aaron Judge will ever be able to step on the plate again this MLB season!

Aaron Judge Unlikely To Resume Baseball-Related Activities This Weekend

Aaron Judge
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Earlier, the Yankees manager, Aaron Boone, confirmed that the second plasma injection is working well on Aaron Judge. He has made significant improvement and will likely resume baseball-related mild activities over the weekend. However, the batter once again refuted the team’s claims. He said that he is still feeling some pain while walking and hence cannot step on the field just yet. However, Judge did agree with Boone’s comment about the effectiveness of the plasma shot.

Overall, the whole saga has just got murkier over the past few days. It suggests that either the Yankees are absolutely clueless about Aaron Judge’s injury status or want to keep it under wraps for some reason. Regardless, the rumor market is filled with speculations of all kinds. A large chunk of people strongly believes that this could be the end of the Yankees captain’s 2023 season campaign. However, the team is still hopeful and optimistic. But they are racing against time.