The New York Yankees shared good news about superstar Aaron Judge and his recovery from a toe injury he sustained earlier this month.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Judge has seen a “breakthrough” after receiving a second PRP injection around his sprained toe last week.
“I’m encouraged by what I’m seeing and in conversations with him,” Boone said. “And I feel he feels there’s been a little bit of a breakthrough… Hopefully this is the start of him making real progress.”
While the swelling in Judge’s toe is down, Boone noted that he had not resumed any baseball activities and that there is not currently a timetable for his possible return in place.
Aaron Boone says he's "encouraged" by Aaron Judge's recovery and says that Judge had a bit of a breakthrough with his latest PRP injection: pic.twitter.com/axbicxjTtE
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) June 20, 2023
Judge has not played since crashing into a wall while making a spectacular catch in a June 3 game at Dodger Stadium. The 2022 AL MVP slashed .291/.404/.674 with 19 home runs this season prior to sustaining the injury. The Yankees have sputtered since the injury, as they’ve lost eight of their last 12 games.
“It’s a unique injury,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman told Yes Network Tuesday. “The most important thing we need to do is make sure he is healed. … we don’t want this thing coming back on us at any point …”
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) June 20, 2023
Tuesday’s report is certainly more promising than the one Boone issued Friday, where he revealed Judge is dealing with an issue in another ligament.
Yankees fans checking in on Twitter seemed skeptical the latest news means Judge’s return is anywhere close.
When they are excited that he can do more things on the toe because he can balance on it it seems to still be quite a ways away
— YankeeFan2020 (@DRS_892) June 20, 2023
I’ve had a few pretty terrible toe contusions and let me tell you, I was on my feet the same day. Professional athletes are so soft.
— Lil Red™️ (@Diggerrrrrrrr) June 20, 2023
what a joke the Yankees have become
— Al Owen (@AlOwen15) June 20, 2023
The corner has been turned…
— matt coloprisco (@Matt_Colo02) June 20, 2023