Five days later, there is still no clarity on how long Aaron Judge’s toe injury will keep him sidelined.
The superstar outfielder, on the 10-day Injured List, spoke on Thursday for the first time since being diagnosed with a toe sprain and expressed frustration at his latest malady, though he was unsure when he will be able to return.
“No timetable really. Which I think is best because there’s a couple of things going on in there,” Judge said before the doubleheader at the Stadium against the White Sox. “I think we’re just kind of waiting on a lot of the inflammation and swelling to go down.”
He added: “It doesn’t feel great. If it felt great, I’d be out there.”
Last season’s AL MVP spent time on the IL earlier this year with a right hamstring strain.
Aaron Judge injured his toe crashing into the wall to make a catch against the Dodgers.Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Judge has been fantastic when healthy this season, posting a .291/.404/.674 slash line with 19 homers and 2.2 bWAR across 49 games.
Judge received a PRP injection to reduce swelling around the injury.
Once the swelling goes down, manager Aaron Boone said the Yankees will have a better idea of how long he will be out.
For now, though, they are in the dark.
“Right now, he’s kind of hobbling around, especially from the shot he just got,” Boone said. “We don’t have a timeline. We don’t know. He got a shot in his toe yesterday. We don’t have an answer for you.”