The Yankees were already dealing with a plethora of injuries this season, and unfortunately the hits keep coming. During today’s game against the Royals, star outfielder Aaron Judge had to leave the game due to pain toward his left side.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Judge lined a single to right field but struggled to get out of the batter’s box. The crowd in the Bronx went completely silent after seeing him leave the game.
Judge clearly hurt himself while in the process of swinging, which means it could be an injury to his oblique. Either way, it’s the last possible outcome the Yankees needed right now.
New York is already dealing with a depleted outfield, as Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks are still on the shelf.
As for the rest of the club, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino are also on the injured list.
Even though the Bronx Bombers are staying alive in the AL East race without their roster at full strength, the loss of Judge could completely derail their season.
Aaron Judge isn’t right. Barely got out of the box. And now he comes out of the game.
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 20, 2019
Last season, the All-Star outfielder missed significant time due to a fracture in his wrist. We’ll see if he’ll have to sit out for an extended period of time this year as well.