Aaron Judge’s surprising recovery speculated by insider

Aaron Judge celebrates after his walk-off homer.
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Amanda Paula
Monday June 26, 2023

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MLB insider Jon Heyman from the New York Post shared a possible timeline for the return of New York Yankees player Aaron Judge this season. According to a representative from the Yankees, Judge is estimated to make a comeback to the game about one to two weeks after the All-Star break.

Heyman admitted that his prediction could be too hopeful because Aaron Judge has yet to receive approval to resume baseball-related tasks.

Initially, there was hope that Judge would return before the first half of the season concluded on July 9, as he had been dealing with a ligament sprain and contusion on his right big toe since June 3. However, the situation turned when Aaron Judge revealed on Saturday that he had a torn ligament in his toe.

When will Aaron Judge be back?

Aaron Juge could be near to his return to the Yankees
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During his conversation with Heyman, Aaron Judge expressed his unwavering resolve to return to the field in 2023. He emphasized that his injury differs from the typical NFL turf toe injury since it is situated on the side of the ligament instead of underneath it. As a result, the recovery timeline is uncertain, in contrast to the usual six to eight weeks associated with turf toe injuries.

During Aaron Judge’s recent absence, the Yankees went 4-8 but won four out of six games. Despite this positive streak, the team trails the Tampa Bay Rays by nine and a half games in the AL East standings. 

Aaron Judge mashes a solo home run to left field on his 30th birthday, increasing the Yankees' lead to 11-8 in the 8th

In terms of Aaron Judge’s performance, according to stats, as of the final midweek of June, he was tied for seventh place in the MLB with 19 home runs this season. In 49 games, he maintained a batting average of .291, with 40 RBI and an impressive 1.078 OPS.

The Yankees will play the Oakland Athletics in a three-game series on Tuesday. Aaron Judge won’t join them, but the team is determined to keep their playoff spot. They hope to improve their position in the league and begin the second half of their campaign against the Colorado Rockies on July 14.

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