Aaron Judge left tonight's game against the Kansas City Royals after getting hit in the hand. The New York Yankees' star outfielder was forced to make a visit to the hospital. Naturally, fans were fearing the worst.
Thankfully, though, Judge is going to be OK. The injury he has sustained is serious, but far from season ending.
The Yankees took to Twitter late this evening to announce the diagnosis. Judge has suffered a small fracture.
The injury will not require surgery. Judge should be able to be back swinging a bat in game situations in a couple of weeks.
"Tonight OF Aaron Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist (ulnar styloid bone). No surgery has been recommended. The Yankees approximate a 3-week time period before Judge can swing a bat in a game situation," the Yankees announced.
The Yankees are attempting to chase down the Boston Red Sox in the AL East, so losing Judge for an extended period of time will hurt, however, New York has a deep lineup, and he should hopefully be back in just a couple of weeks.
Judge is hitting .285 on the season with 26 home runs and 61 RBI. The Yankees won tonight's game against Kansas City, 7-2.