Derek Jeter to Miss Rest of Postseason with Fractured Left Ankle

Zeke Fuhrman@@mellamoelzekeAnalyst IIIOctober 14, 2012

The New York Yankees lost a lot more than Game 1 of the ALCS to the Detroit Tigers.

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, in the game in which he recorded his 200th career postseason hit, fractured his left ankle trying to make a play on Jhonny Peralta’s grounder in the 12th (via

The Yankees captain was helped off the field by manager Joe Girardi and team trainer Steve Donohue among "De-rek Je-ter" chants from what was left of a 47,122 capacity Yankee Stadium crowd. He was putting not pressure on his leg.

Initially, fans thought that Jeter may have re-aggravated the ankle injury he sustained after fouling a ball off his foot in the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. The injury is expected to take three months to heal.

Jeter has appeared in every postseason game for the Yankees since 1996.

To add insult to injury, the Tigers won the game 6-4 after a pair two-run homers by Ichiro and Raul Ibanez in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at 4-4. This coming after the Yankees left the bases loaded three times in the first four innings.

Eduardo Nuñez, who was dropped from the ALCS roster for relief pitcher Cody Eppley, will be added to the roster to replace Jeter (per the Associated Press).

Game 2 is Sunday at Yankee Stadium, with Detroit's Anibal Sanchez facing New York's Hiroki Kuroda.