Only God Can Judge Judge

terrynever

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Strange injury. If it really is from a dive in September, it's not really a "stress fracture". Stress fracture by definition is an overuse injury, not related to a single traumatic event.

Perhaps a fracture that never healed properly, though it sounds like the link to the September is pretty soft.
Judge worked out hard in the off-season. Maybe that’s how the stress fracture developed from the initial injury.
 

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Judge worked out hard in the off-season. Maybe that’s how the stress fracture developed from the initial injury.
Could be, it's all sort of semantics anyway. Stress fractures are the result of abnormal stress put on a normal bone, so if he had an injury and then repeated stress on an abnormal bone resulted in a true fracture to develop, that's not really a stress fracture (Normal stress placed on an abnormal bone is an insufficiency fracture). Maybe he works out so hard it's a combo, abnormal stress and abnormal bone.

But whatever, doesn't really matter. I guess he has a 1st rib fracture, certainly an atypical injury but can happen.
 

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Could be, it's all sort of semantics anyway. Stress fractures are the result of abnormal stress put on a normal bone, so if he had an injury and then repeated stress on an abnormal bone resulted in a true fracture to develop, that's not really a stress fracture (Normal stress placed on an abnormal bone is an insufficiency fracture). Maybe he works out so hard it's a combo, abnormal stress and abnormal bone.

But whatever, doesn't really matter. I guess he has a 1st rib fracture, certainly an atypical injury but can happen.
The real worry is whether Judge is going to be an injury-prone athlete, too brittle to be counted on by his teammates. I think it is a testament to his character, and to Chris Sale, for that matter, that they are mainly frustrated by letting their teammates down.
 

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I like testing the depth and seeing whether those guys can actually play or not, but Judge is (obviously) my guy and they are a notch more fun to watch with him in there. Stop diving so much though!!
It helped make him a really good right fielder last year. By the fielding bible numbers he was better than Betts. 3 years ago I never thought that could happen.
 

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Mysterious Rib injury turns out to be fracture. The Curse of Jacoby Ellsbury by any chance? Come to think of it there have been an awful lot of injuries since he last played a game.
 

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I can’t cut and paste from my ESPN fantasy app, but it had an update on Judge’s rehab so here’s a screenshot I figured I’d post so Crow and Jon Abbey can freak out thinking he got hit by a bus or something when they see the thread bumped.

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Blah. I guess one positive of a delayed season is not seeing any athletes (cough, Judge) feeling a need to rush back.
 

jon abbey

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Heh, it's remarkable how little I can manage to care about almost anything Yankee/baseball-related until there is a path to playing.
 

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I know it's easily transmittable in many ways, but if it can be passed through thread proximity, I think we're all in trouble.
 

jon abbey

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Also I will maybe move this all to the hiatus thread later, but if anyone over here is curious where my obsessive focus has turned to in the month since sports ended, I talk about it in this article out today.