New York Yankees News: Aaron Judge Injury Update is Bleak
Aaron Judge continues to deal with the rib issue that has kept him out of action for months.
Can we get some good Aaron Judge news? For once? Instead, all Yankee fans are hearing is that he’s still lagging in his rehab, and the DUI news surrounding his girlfriend didn’t help matters whatsoever.
Well, we have another update in regards to his recovery, and it’s more of the same. It’s almost June and Judge STILL hasn’t swung a bat. Hitting coach Marcus Thames has said “it’s tough” but preached patience, especially given the circumstances surrounding the shortened 2020 season.
“He walks by the cage and helps guys pick up balls,’’ Thames told YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits. “He really wants to get going. [We’re] just trying to stay safe. When the doctors let him, [we’ll] turn him loose. He’ll be ready. He’s chomping at the bit to get out there and start working hard on his swing.”
As we know very well, Judge likely suffered his rib injury and punctured lung back in September, but none of it was diagnosed until shortly before the start of spring training. It was expected his season would be delayed months before the COVID-19 outbreak bought him some time to recover, though it seems he’s lagging behind considering he’s yet to swing a bat after over two months since being sidelined.
The good news is that Judge is improving, but it’s at a concerning pace due to the uncertainty and rarity of the injury.
Want some actual good news, though, Yankee fans? Thames revealed Giancarlo Stanton has fully recovered from his calf injury and will be ready to go when the season starts. He’s currently working on getting his swing where it needs to be.
As Judge continues to recover and waits to resume baseball activities, we’ve at least gotten some positive updates on Stanton and James Paxton.