Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter fractured
his left ankle in the 12th inning of Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers
in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Jeter dove for a Jhonny Peralta ground ball that went up the middle. He made
the stop, but wasn't able to get up and flipped the ball weakly to second
before having to be helped off the field.
"His ankle is fractured," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "It will be
a three-month recovery period. It won't threaten his career, but he won't
be playing any more this season."
Jeter went 1-for-5 in the game and became the first player to ever record 200
career hits in the postseason.
The Sports Network