Yankees Captain Derek Jeter Out For The Postseason
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the playoffs after suffering a fractured left ankle while trying to make a diving play in the 12th inning of Saturday night’s 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Jeter will need approximately three months to recover, but the injury is not career-ending.
“His ankle is fractured, so he’s out. He’s out,” Girardi said.
General manager Brian Cashman was unsure whether surgery would be required. Cashman said Jeter will undergo further testing.
Cashman added that Jeter will be ready for the start of spring training in 2013.