Yankees slugger Aaron Judge recently started playing catch and starting to make some light swings with the bat, but it will probably still be a while before the reigning AL MVP returns to the lineup.

On June 4, Judge tore a ligament in his toe after he crashed into an outfield wall while making a catch. His right foot hit the concrete under the padding of the Dodger Stadium wall.

The Dodgers then announced plans to cover the concrete with fill.

A couple of days later, the Yankees announced that Judge had been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to June 4.

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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees walks off the field after striking out during the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. (Lance McMillan/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Dodger Stadium opened in 1962 and is the third oldest baseball stadium in the major leagues. Judge is in the middle of his second season in IL this season. He missed 11 games earlier this season with a hip strain.

On Tuesday, Judge said it’s unclear how long the foot injury will feel. The 31-year-old also mentioned that he will wait out any potential surgery as he continues to work his way back.

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«He doesn’t feel very good,» Judge said Tuesday.

«I don’t think it ever feels normal. I can move pretty well, but any injury, [it can bother you for] a year or two or three years. … You never know how you are going to feel.”

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge catches a fly ball by Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter JD Martinez in the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

Judge acknowledged that his career has to improve before he can return to action.

«I have to be able to run,» Judge said. «If I can run, then I can play.» But running at 10% isn’t helping anyone.»

During his press session on Tuesday, Judge also mentioned his dislocated finger from 2021, suggesting that the long-term impact of the finger injury could be similar to that of the most recent injury.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge returns to the dugout during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)

But he made it clear that he would not consider surgery, if it is ultimately necessary, during the season.

«There is talk of surgery, but I don’t think we are in that [point]Judge said. «We’re not going to do that this year.»

He then said that surgery could be an option whenever the Yankees’ 2023 season comes to a close, saying, «Yeah, but I’m not a doctor.»

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Judge hit an AL-record 62 home runs last season and hit 19 home runs in 49 games in 2023. He was also hitting .291 with 40 RBIs before the foot injury.

Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.