Aaron Judge Injury Update Not Looking Good For Yankees

The New York Yankees are going to have to make do for a while without Aaron Judge. But for how long? While nursing an injured toe after crashing into the wall at Dodger Stadium last weekend, the Bronx Bombers' MVP (and his manager) don't seem happy about fielding questions about when he'll return. 

“It doesn’t feel great. If it felt great, I’d be out there," said a frustrated Judge. 

And the fact is, right now, there is no timeline for his return.  

Manager Aaron Boone, also sounding annoyed, said to reporters, "Honestly, guys, with the timeline - we don't have the timeline. We don't know. He got a shot in his toe yesterday. I don't have an answer for you. When we do, we'll give you the best timeline we possibly can."

That 'shot' was a dose of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to try to speed the healing of the ligament sprain and contusion in his right big toe.

"There's a couple things going on in there," added Judge. "So I think they don't want to say a timetable and then it's a couple of weeks longer or a couple of weeks less. I think it's more based on how it's feeling."

And 'how it's feeling' right now for Yankee fans, is not so good.

Judge was hitting .291 with an AL-leading 19 home runs and a major league-leading 1.078 OPS at the time of his injury. 

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