Aaron Judge: Fractured wrist ‘feels good,’ ‘taking it one day at a time’
Aaron Judge on Tuesday night provided an encouraging update on his fractured right wrist, saying it “feels good.”
The New York Yankees slugger discussed his recovery following the team’s 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Judge declared himself pain-free while making a stop at his locker.
Judge suffered the injury after being drilled by a fastball from Kansas City Royals pitcher Jakob Junis on July 26. Judge was diagnosed with a chip fracture of his right ulnar styloid bone and expected to be sidelined for a minimum of several weeks.
The treatment Judge is receiving and the rehab plan currently employed is limited to rest and icing of the wrist.
“That’s about it,” Judge said, via NJ.com. “I’ve got to heal it up first. It’s a broken bone. It’s got to heal.”
The timetable of Judge’s return is said to have remained the same despite positive news concerning his recovery. The expectation is Judge’s wrist will be healed in 2 1/2 weeks. It’s unclear when Judge will be able to ramp up his rehab. As of now, Judge cannot even grip a bat, let alone swing.
“I’m just taking it one day at a time,” Judge said. “After I start doing stuff, I’ll see how it feels.”
Given the somber way in which Yankees fans reacted to Judge’s injury, his return cannot come soon enough.