New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge departed Saturday’s game with an apparent injury after taking a hefty swing.
The New York Yankees have officially entered the Twilight Zone.
If the already 12 men on the injured list wasn’t a nightmare, then hold your breath.
? Aaron Judge injury alert. ?
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 20, 2019
Aaron Judge left Saturday’s game with a freak injury after swinging on a pitch he singled to right field. He winced in pain directly after the swing that forced him to grab his side.
Video of the Aaron Judge injury: pic.twitter.com/wczSfR9J9C
— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) April 20, 2019
You can see the amount of immediate pain he was in and the medical staff proceeded with total caution by removing him from the game after he reached first base.
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 20, 2019
This is a very tense moment for the team and its staff. No injury has been confirmed but there is speculation that it could indeed be serious. He could be seen in the dugout on the YES Network telecast screaming an expletive walking back to the clubhouse.
Updates are to come but this would be the biggest blow to a Yankees team that has seen better days.
Judge hit his fifth homer of the season in the first inning and has been the bread and butter of an offense that battled through a horrific injury streak. He entered Saturday’s game hitting .275 with a .400 OBP.
With Gary Sanchez expected to return from the injured list on Wednesday, this was not the news anyone wanted to hear. It’s been a season thus far that has been summed up by “taking one step forward, with two steps back.”
If Aaron Judge needs an IL stint, the team would be without its best player while still missing half its starting infield.