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Aaron Boone Announces Injury Update For P Dellin Betances

A general view of Yankee Stadium.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: A General View of Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays during the New York Yankees home Opening game at Yankee Stadium on April 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have been hit hard by the injury bug this season. Outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton missed significant time with injuries, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Pitcher Luis Severino and Dellin Betances missed the majority of the season with injuries of their own. Severino made his return to the Yankees on Tuesday night and pitched four innings of scoreless baseball.

Betances took the mound earlier this week for the first time this season and looked like he was close to being back to his old self. Unfortunately the star pitcher suffered a serious setback.

According to a statement from Yankees manager Aaron Boone, Betances suffered a partially torn Achilles tendon.

Boone revealed the injury happened when Betances jumped off of the mound earlier in the week.

He's not expected to need surgery on the injury, but is seeking a second opinion, according to Boone.

It's a heartbreaking injury for the star pitcher who was getting back to the team at the right time.

New York and Houston are in a battle for the best record in the American League and every game counts.

The Yankees rode Severino's four innings on Tuesday night to an 8-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels.