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Aaron Judge’s Injury Sustained at Dodger Stadium Much Worse Than Originally Realized

The Yankees won the game when they downed the Dodgers 6-3 three weeks ago at Dodger Stadium. But they lost much more than they originally realized after superstar outfielder Aaron Judge apparently hurt himself worse than the initial diagnosis. First, the injury came when Judge made a spectacular play near the bullpen to rob J.D. Martinez of an extra base hit. Judge went crashing through the bullpen gate while banging his foot into a concrete lip at the base of the fence.

Here’s that play.

Judge was held out of the series finale on Sunday and went on the injured list a day later with what was called a sprained big toe. It turns out, Dodger Stadium did much worse to him.

He tore a ligament in his toe.

Bad news for the Yankees and Judge, who is now expected to miss significant time while nursing the injury. The Dodgers have already put in work to make sure Judge is the last player to get injured the way he did at Dodger Stadium.

Team president Stan Kasten said the team would be reinforcing the bullpen gate that Judge went crashing through. Notably, that gate wasn’t the side that opened — Judge actually broke through the gate. Additionally, Kasten said the team would be adding padding to the exposed cement lip to mitigate future foot injuries.

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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