Yankees’ ‘home run king’ suffers torn toe ligaments in super emergency
Home run king Aaron Judge (31, New York Yankees) is in worse shape than we thought.
According to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), the timetable for Jersey’s return is unclear. Judge ran into the fence while fielding against the Los Angeles Dodgers on April 4, and was placed on the injured list (IL) with what was initially thought to be a bruised toe and a sprain. However, the reason for the IL stint was confirmed as a torn ligament in his right big toe, putting a question mark over his timetable for return. “I don’t think there’s a lot of people who have ruptured ligaments in their toes,” Judge said. 토토사이트
MLB.com reported, “Given the severity of the injury, Judge’s recovery has been slow. He has done pool work and balance exercises, but has yet to resume catching or hitting. Yankees manager Aaron Boone has said he hopes to have him back by the end of the week, but that seems unlikely. Judge is reportedly experiencing pain when he walks and is unable to run.
“The big toe is the part that pushes (the body) back when you hit. It’s all about balance and weight transfer,” he said, adding, “Once you get over that hurdle (the toe injury), you can run and hit.” Jersey will reportedly receive a cortisone injection to speed his recovery. While he’s committed to returning, the odds are stacked against him.
안전놀이터추천 “When asked if he was aiming for an August return, Judge did not respond,” MLB.com reported. ‘The Yankees have struggled considerably since Judge went down with the toe injury, losing 10 of 16 games. The Yankees’ team batting average (.196) and runs scored per game (3.1) are both last in the league during that stretch.
Judge played in 157 games last year, batting .311 (177-for-570) with 62 home runs and 131 RBIs. He won the AL MVP award after breaking the American League (AL) record for most home runs in a single season (61), set by Roger Maris in 1961. This season, he batted .291 (175-for-51) with 19 home runs and 40 RBIs in 49 games before his injury. His career (eight years) big league numbers are .284 with 239 home runs and 537 RBIs.