New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was carried off the field with a fractured left ankle during the 12th inning of a 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. The injury is not career-ending, but it will keep Jeter out for the remainder of the postseason.
"It's a three month recovery," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It won't jeopardize his career."
The news of Jeter's injury caps off a bad night for New York, as the team is now down 1-0 to the Tigers in the ALCS after Saturday's game one loss.
Replacing Jeter at shortstop after the injury was utility man Jayson Nix. Eduardo Nunez, the team's other backup shortstop, was left off the ALCS roster when New York added Cody Eppley to the bullpen. However, he will likely be added back to the roster as Jeter's replacement.
Jeter was dealing with an injury in the ALDS as well, as he was forced to DH in game four because of a left foot injury. Nix played shortstop that night, going 2-3 with a double.
The 38 year-old captain was batting .333 with two RBI and four runs scored this postseason. He led the league with 216 regular season hits this year.
The Yankees will look to move past the injury and even up the series on Sunday evening at 4:00 PM ET.
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