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Injury Update On Yankees OF Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge hits a ball for the Yankees.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees heads to the dugout after he scored in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 26, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge exited Thursday night's game after being hit on the wrist by a pitch. The Yankees issued an update on him post-game.

Unfortunately for any Yankee fans holding their breath, the team didn't really have a concrete answer as to what happened to Judge. He left the game to go to the hospital and get an MRI but returned to the ballpark afterwards, according to the post-game show.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the x-ray Judge had was unclear so they took him to get an MRI and CT scan. The results are pending.

Judge was hit on the right wrist by a fastball from Kansas City Royals starter Jakob Junis in the first inning. He was noticeably upset after being hit, but stayed in the game afterwards.

Judge batted in the third inning and beat out an infield single, but was taken out of the game for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.

The Yankees can ill afford to lose Judge, who made his second-straight All-Star Game this season. The 26-year-old outfielder is leading the team in home runs (26), RBI (61) and OBP (.398).

If Judge is forced to miss an extended amount of time, it will be interesting to see if the Yankees pursue another bat before Tuesday's trade deadline. The team has already added relief pitcher Zach Britton and starter J.A. Happ.

We will keep you posted on the latest regarding Judge.