New York Yankees field manager Aaron Boone spoke out on the recovery of Aaron Judge:
After Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge suffered a fracture in a rib last September on a diving play, his play saw a small dip in production. Minor pain and discomfort followed a diving play that also collapsed his lung, yet the 6-foot-7 outfielder kept moving along as nothing happened.
It took months for the Yankees to diagnosed his injury and being rehabbing him appropriately, but his progress as of late has been fantastic. The extra time to proceed through his recovery program has helped the rib heal, but not at the cost of baseball and lives around the world, which is clearly the more significant storyline.
Bombers’ president Randy Levine commented on his star hitter:
â€œHeâ€™s getting better. Heâ€™s getting much, much better. Last I looked, he was healing really well, but I havenâ€™t gotten a report in, I would say, in about a week, but heâ€™s feeling very good,â€ Levine said this week on Fox News Radio.
â€œItâ€™s been very productive having the chance to have this time to allow that rib to heal, and that is happening,â€ manager Aaron Boone said on YES Network. â€œAs to where heâ€™s at exactly, we donâ€™t have anything for you on that yet.â€
Judge’s progress and discomfort have been alleviated after his collapsed lung finally healed. That was the epicenter of pain, as the rib isn’t significantly fractured. The hope is that, when MLB resumes operations, the Yankees will have Judge back on the field and preparing to feature in the batting order.
However, whether or not the season will occur in 2020 is still up for debate. Recent reports have indicated that the regular season could start in June if the teams agree to play without fans or in a more secluded location like Arizona.