The return of New York Yankees Aaron Judge seems to be delayed for a considerable period of time.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time), “Jersey received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection yesterday. He is still in the process of recovering.” “I feel much better today. I won’t be able to move around baseball for the next 48 hours, but I’m fine right now.”스포츠토토
PRP injections are given to promote tissue repair of injured ligaments, muscles, and tendons. This is Judge’s second PRP injection since his injury.
Judge injured the big toe of his right foot when he hit the fence net after catching a fly from JD Martinez in the match against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on the 4th. As a result of the examination, it was diagnosed that the ligaments were damaged, and the next day, he was placed on the 10-day injured list (IL). This is his second IL trip this season following his hip injury at the end of last April.
Initially, it seemed that his swelling would subside and he would be able to return quickly if he took a few days off, but his condition seldom improved and his rehabilitation is getting longer.
Regarding this, coach Boone said, “My goal is to return before the All-Star break, but I don’t know how it will be. I can come back in a week or in four weeks.” I hope that the PRP injection will speed up his recovery.”
When asked if he might need surgery, director Boone said, “I don’t know, but I don’t think so. I know that the ligaments that Judge injured will get better with time. If the ligaments are torn or stretched, it will definitely take time. That time I’m getting PRP injections to reduce it, and the judge is looking at it positively,” he explained.
He continued, “If you can walk, start rehabilitation training. Through rehabilitation treatment, you can do basic and light exercises, and then move on to the next step. Hopefully, Judge will be able to start such movements in a few days.”
In this regard, ESPN reporter Buster Olney appeared on a radio broadcast on the 16th and said, “Jersey is 6 feet 7 inches (2 m1) tall and weighs 282 pounds (127 kg), but he injured his right thumb. “It’s an axis. In other words, you have to put strong pressure on your toes, but if you can’t do that, you can’t force it back. If that’s possible before the All-Star break, the Yankees are really grateful.”
As reporter Olney said, when a right-handed hitter swings, the center of gravity shifts from the right foot, which is the axis, to the stepping left foot. Since the center of gravity is concentrated on the thumb of the right foot and then released, normal hitting is impossible if even a little pain remains. In this respect, it is said that it may be difficult to come back in the first half.
Judge appeared in 49 games before the injury, hitting .291 (51 hits in 175 at-bats), 19 homers, 40 RBIs, 42 runs scored, and an OPS of 1.078. In the home run competition, he allowed Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels to turn over, and his slugging percentage,
The Yankees remain in third place in the AL East with a record of 39-30, but they are hardly rebounding. After Judge broke away, they recorded 4 wins and 5 losses. Judge signed a 9-year, $360 million free agent contract last winter and declared a Yankees man for life.