June 19, 2021

Aaron Judge rib injury healing during Yankees coronavirus hiatus (New York Post)

TAMPA — Aaron Judge on Friday underwent a scheduled CT scan on his right top rib that the Yankees hoped would provide good news on the outfielder’s stress fracture, which was revealed on March 6.

The test showed progress on Judge’s rib and that a previously unrevealed Pneumothorax issue (collapsed lung) had completely healed.

Judge underwent the test in the morning and then reported to Steinbrenner Field to continue a rehab program that has included light baseball activities.

Looking in from the outside, Tyler Wade said he was impressed with Judge’s physique, but didn’t offer a progress report.

“He looks great. His rehab, as far as I know, has been good,’’ Wade said inside the players’ parking lot while talking with reporters through a chain-link fence. “You know how he is. He doesn’t say much. It’s probably a blessing in disguise with all this stuff going on we get everybody back healthy.’’

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Aaron JudgeCharles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Though the Yankees were hopeful Judge didn’t need surgery when discussing the injury in early March, manager Aaron Boone at the time said it was possible based on further testing.

“You could do surgery at some…

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