Aaron Judge has a torn ligament in his toe; no return timetable


May 29, 2023;  Seattle, Washington, USA;  New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs toward first base after hitting the ball against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park.

May 29, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs toward first base after hitting the ball against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park.
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new York Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge said Saturday that he tore a ligament in his right toe and is in pain when he walks.

When Yankees Judge was placed on the injured list on June 6, with the team saying he was battling a bruised and sprained ligament in his right toe. No timetable for the return of the current American League MVP

According to MLB.com, Judge said, “I have to complete the rehabilitation work. I’ve had different injuries over the years, that will take some time.” “It’s not going to be all right here in a few weeks. Once we get over the pain, we’ll be in good shape.”

The judge continued: “I don’t think many people here have torn ligaments in their toes. If it was a quad, we’d have a better answer. If it was an oblique or a hamstring, we’d have an answer and a timeline.” That. How unique this injury is, and it’s my back leg, which I push off and run away, it’s a tough spot.”

Manager Aaron Boone said Saturday that he expected Judge to return this season but made no guarantees.

Boone said, “The reality is we are without him right now and we have to find a way to make ends meet.” “We have the guys to get it done, we just have to do a better job of pressuring opposing pitchers and defenses.”

Judge suffered the injury on June 3 when he hit his toe against the fence while making a catch in the outfield at Dodger Stadium.

He spent time on the 10-day IL in late April and May due to a hip injury.

Judge, 31, is hitting .291 with 19 home runs and 40 RBI in 49 games this season.

–Field Level Media