BREAKING: Yankees Injury Luck Goes From Bad To Worse

The New York Yankees have seen more than their fair share of injuries this season; to starting pitchers, key relievers, big sluggers, and now... the worst injury bite of all:

MVP Aaron Judge is heading to the IL with a ligament sprain and contusion in his right big toe, per Yankees manager Aaron Boone. 

Boone says his all-star slugger avoided any structural damage like a break or a fracture, but he has had a PRP shot to help with reducing the swelling in the toe. 

"Now we'll just see where we are in the coming weeks—er, know, week.. but the biggest thing is just getting the swelling out of there."

Was that a Freudian slip there by the manager? "Weeks" was quickly corrected to "days" as the timeline that the Yankees are looking at.

As noted by beat reporter Brendan Kuty, they have experience with this kind of injury with another one of their players, and the results weren't promising:

Kuty notes that DJ LeMahieu tried to play through a big toe injury last year and he couldn't generate any power in his swing. It's hard to imagine Judge not being able to generate power, but... the Bronx Bombers are certainly keeping their fingers crossed on a quick recovery. 

Judge crashed through the right-field wall making a catch at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, and sat out Sunday's game. 

Judge is hitting .291 with an AL-leading 19 home runs and a major league-leading 1.078 OPS. The Yankees cannot afford to be without him for long.