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Derek Jeter will not travel with Yankees to Detroit

Oct 14, 2012, 5:01 PM EDT

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Bryan Hoch of provides the update:

Yankees captain Derek Jeter will not travel with the team when the American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit’s Comerica Park for Game 3.

Jeter had an MRI and CT scan on Sunday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left ankle fracture. He is in a splint and crutches, the Yankees said, and will be sent to see foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.

Dr. Anderson will let Jeter know whether a surgical procedure can expedite his recovery from the ankle fracture. As of this moment, the veteran shortstop is looking at a three-month period of rest and rehab.

Jayson Nix is starting at shortstop in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday afternoon against the Tigers.

  1. rhmurphy - Oct 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    But what will the Yankees do without his leadership?????

  2. Old Gator - Oct 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Not that it matters or anything, but Kuroda has a no-hitter going through five….

    • indaburg - Oct 14, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      You’re right. As long as this game remains scoreless, it doesn’t matter.

      This is the fastest Yankees game I can recall.

  3. stlouis1baseball - Oct 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    I understand he’s on crutches…it’s a pain in the ass to move (let alone travel)…yet I am still suprised he isn’t going to Detroit.

    • hockeyflow33 - Oct 15, 2012 at 1:38 AM

      Probably so his foot doesn’t see a swelling increase and push off the surgery

  4. jlb1700 - Oct 14, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Iam surprised being that Jeter is the captain and the leader of yankees that he isn’t traveling to Detroit with the team But let consider howvdiffcult it must be for him to get around.We all know if he was able he would be going .My hope is The Press isn’t going to make this a issue because is it’s. A NonIssue.

  5. pisano - Oct 14, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    I have a feeling the press knows this series is over.

  6. mississippimusicman - Oct 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Big issue I see here is that the pressure difference at high altitudes can worsen swelling, so this soon after a break it’s probably better for him to stay on the ground.

  7. willclarkgameface - Oct 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Did someone die here and I missed it? I just don’t understand. The TBS crew was especially bad AND lethargic today because Jeter wasn’t around. They were boo-hooing for 3 hours and it just absolutely sucked.

    Let the Tigers have their frigging moment already.

  8. jimwexler - Oct 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    jeter’s injury was just icing on the ankle. Yanks were weak against Orioles. Punchless ends up losing

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