Derek Jeter Injury: Updates on Yankees Star's Ankle Injury

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer ISeptember 12, 2012


UPDATE: Thursday, September 13 at 5:05 p.m. ET by Tim Keeney

A silly little bone bruise in the ankle won't keep Derek Jeter out of the lineup, especially during a divisional race. 

The news comes from the New York Yankees' official Twitter account:

JETER IN THE LINEUP: Jeter DH, Swisher RF, A-Rod 3B, Cano 2B, Martin C, Jones LF, Granderson CF, Pearce 1B, Nunez SS, Hughes P

— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 13, 2012

If I were Kellen Winslow, I would probably call Jeter a soldier, but I'm not, so I'll just note that the legendary shortstop is hitting .324 on the year with 194 hits and 15 homers.

It's pretty safe to say that Yankees fans can breath a huge sigh of relief that Jeter, arguably the team's most important player, won't miss any time. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10:50 a.m. ET by Alex Kay

New York Yankees fans might be surprised to know that Derek Jeter's bone bruise in his ankle didn't exactly come out of nowhere.

According to a report by Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News, Yankees skipper Joe Girardi first noticed that Jeter was hindered by his ankle at the beginning of this current road trip (which started against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sept. 3).

The captain doesn't seem to be concerned, telling the press:

“You either play or you don’t. I’m playing, so it’s not an issue. I’ll be fine.”

He's slated to be in the lineup on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox.

This is great news, as the Yankees desperately need him on the field considering they are in the midst of a pennant race with the Baltimore Orioles with just 20 games remaining. 

Keep it tuned here for more breaking news, information, updates, opinions and analysis on Derek Jeter's ankle injury and his status for the remainder of the season. 

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UPDATE: Thursday, Sept. 13 at 12:14 a.m. ET by Ian Hanford

The New York Yankees can breathe a sigh of relief following Sports Radio 66 WFAN reporter Sweeny Murti's tweet:

Jeter said he's fine and will play tomorrow.

— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) September 13, 2012

That's a positive sign, as the Yankees look to defeat the Red Sox again Thursday evening. The veteran shortstop is a tough competitor, and it's no surprise that a minor injury won't impact his ability to take the field.

It's a pennant race in New York, and you should expect Jeter to be out there.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11:18 p.m. ET

According to manager Joe Girardi, Jeter has a bone bruise, per Wallace Matthews of

Matthews tweeted:

girardi said jeter has a bone bruise, wanted to stay in the game "hopefully he's ok tomorrow"

— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) September 13, 2012

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Derek Jeter has been taken out of the New York Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox with an ankle sprain, according to Pedro Gomez of ESPN.


Gomez tweeted:

Jeter taken out with ankle sprain after trying to beat out a double play in 8th.

— Pedro Gomez (@pedrogomezESPN) September 13, 2012


Jeter, who went 2-for-5 with a run in the game, was hitting .323 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI and 90 runs coming into the contest.

You could say the Yankees captain has had a surprising 2012 campaign given his drop in production the past two years and the fact that he is 38 years old.

But, then again, this is Derek Jeter we're talking about.

Headed into the Wednesday matchup, the Yankees were tied for the AL East lead with the Baltimore Orioles, posting a 79-62 record. On the other hand, they had gone 4-6 in their past 10 games, including a loss to Boston on Tuesday, and had seen their 6.5-game lead to start August evaporate.

The fact of the matter is, as well as the Yankees have played throughout the season, they still have the Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels nipping at their heels for a playoff spot. The small-market Oakland Athletics actually have a better record, currently holding the AL's first wild-card spot.

Casey McGehee replaced Jeter in the lineup versus Boston, with Jayson Nix moving from third base to shortstop, per Hardball Talk. Nix and third-year pro Eduardo Nunez would likely fill in for Jeter should the Yankees captain miss any time.


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