Derek Jeter Exits with Ankle Injury; Expects to Play Tonight

Sep 12, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) is helped after an injury as they take on the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter exited last night’s contest against the Boston Red Sox after aggravating a bone bruise on his left ankle. While the Yankees’ captain was in obvious pain, the issue is reportedly chronic and Jeter is expected to play tonight, according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News:

He grimaced and hobbled, the bone bruise in his left ankle howling, and a team that has dealt with crippling injuries all season seemed poised to add another star to its medical charts.

Turns out, though, the ankle is a problem that was only flaring up again. Jeter is likely to be in the lineup Thursday night when the Yanks try to win the series against the Red Sox at Fenway.

Jeter’s clearly been hampered by the ankle for some time now, and it appeared that last night’s attempt to beat out a grounder could send the veteran to the disabled list. However, Jeter has said he’s playing today, and it’s hard to bet against him at this point.

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