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Analyzing The Toe Injury That Kept Yankees Star Aaron Judge Benched for Weeks

New York 1 interviewed Rock G. Positano, DPM, MSc, MPH, DSc, director of the Non-Surgical Foot and Ankle Service at HSS on Aaron Judge's toe injury that had him benched for 42 games. 

"It says a lot about Judge's superior training, his focus, and dedication to be able to come back as fast as he did," said Dr. Positano.

“There's a tremendous amount of stamina and running and pressure that goes on that foot when running. That's the real concern here. When he is able to run the bases and when he is able to field,” continued Dr. Positano. 

“As long as he stays focused, and in the offseason does the right conditioning and rehabilitation, he should be 100 percent next year.” 

“The fact this man is even hitting baseballs is quite remarkable. But people have to appreciate the nature of this injury. This is going to take a significant amount of time and people don't realize how important feet are until they have an injury. Not rehabilitating him properly can have an effect on his long- term career. That's what they should be focused on right now," said Dr. Positano.

This segment aired on New York 1 on July 31st.