Every ​Yankees fan's heart skipped a beat when ​Aaron Judge was removed from Saturday's 9-2 drubbing of the Kansas City Royals​ following an oblique injury. While most initially believed that he got hurt on his sixth-inning single when he came up lame rounding first base, Judge might have actually injured himself when he hit a homer run in the first inning. 

​​He's clearly grimacing. If the Yankees kept forcing him to play when practically every Yankee with any big league experience is going on the IL, thats's a major issue. 


Whether Judge sustained a new injury or re-aggravated an old one, ​it seems like a certainty that No. 99 is heading for an IL stint, with minor league infielder Thairo Estrada set to replace him on the ​MLB roster. 

​​The Yankees might have coasted to an easy W over a rebuilding Kansas City team, but they came away from this game as the big losers following Judge's injury.