While giving an update on his injury status, Yankees OF Aaron Judge surprised reporters with yet another ailment he was dealing with.
Judge's condition initially began as a "minor right shoulder problem," but turned into a stress fracture in his rib as well as shoulder pain. Now he told multiple reporters on Friday that he had, what MLB.com's Bryan Hoch called, pneumothorax. That's better known as a collapsed lung.
It was undisclosed, but it doesn't matter now because it is "completely gone," said the All-Star. He is now allowed to fly if he so chooses.
As for his rib injury, Judge said his CT scan showed "slight improvement," and he continues to work on his rehab until his next test in a couple weeks. He also mentioned that because of the season's delay, he won't need surgery to repair the injury.
Fellow Yankee Tyler Wade said "he looks great" when asked how Judge has been during his treatment.
With MLB's new season pushed back due to coronavirus concerns, Judge doesn't have to worry about making it back for the start of the regular season. Instead, he can take his time focusing on becoming 100 percent for when the season eventually starts up down the road.
"I'm feeling great," Judge said back on March 12. "We're progressing really well. I feel like I might be ahead of schedule. I don't know what the schedule is, but I'm kind of pushing there -- the timeline -- as much as I can."