On Thursday night Aaron Judge was hit in the wrist with a 93 MPH fastball in the first inning. Royals pitcher Jakob Junis was trying to go up and in and caught him square on the wrist.
Judge was clearly in pain, but took his base and initially stayed in the game.
Here's Aaron Judge getting hit by a pitch in the first. He was pissed, clearly. pic.twitter.com/7poeWkuRqM
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) July 27, 2018
Judge would later be removed from the game and be taken to the hospital to undergo further evaluation.
After getting hit by a pitch on his right wrist in the first inning, Aaron Judge is heading to New York Presbyterian Hospital to undergo an MRI. Was initially evaluated here at the ballpark, too.
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) July 27, 2018
That trip to the hospital revealed a chip fracture in his bone. The Yankees took to Twitter to break the news and added he will be out of action for at least three weeks.
Tonight OF Aaron Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist (ulnar styloid bone). No surgery has been recommended. The Yankees approximate a 3-week time period before Judge can swing a bat in a game situation.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 27, 2018
This is not what Yankees fans want to hear as they try to catch the Red Sox in the AL East and prepare for the postseason run.