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Judge Still Feeling Pain In Wrist, Unable To Swing Bat

August 10, 2018 - 10:25 am

By WFAN.com

Aaron Judge's recovery from a fractured wrist isn't exactly speeding along.

The Yankees slugger told reporters Thursday night he is still feeling discomfort in his right wrist and is unable to swing a bat until that pain is completely gone.

“There’s going to be discomfort for a while,” said Judge, who saw a doctor earlier in the day. “It’s still fractured. I’ve got to wait till that heals up and then move forward with swinging and throwing.”

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Judge fractured his wrist July 26 against the Royals when he was hit by a Jakob Junis pitch. The Yankees originally expected Judge to miss three weeks, but that target date appears to be in jeopardy with Judge unable to swing a bat at the two-week mark.

“He continues to improve, but he’s not at the point where his range of motion is back to where he doesn’t feel (pain),” manager Aaron Boone said. “He’s not picking up a bat yet, but I feel like we are getting close to that point.

“Once the pain is out of there, then it’s a go,” Boone said. “I believe it’ll move fast from there, he’s been able to lift (weights) and do all his conditioning. We’ve just got to get to that point.“

Meanwhile, catcher Gary Sanchez, who has been rehabbing from a groin injury in Tampa, Florida, is expected to return to New York on Monday to begin working out with the team again, Boone told WFAN. 

"Hopefully he's getting a lot closer to really ramping things up," Boone said.