Update: Jeter done for year with fractured ankleBy
4:33pm: Jeter underwent more tests on the ankle today that confirmed the fracture. He’s in a splint and on crutches and will not travel with the team to Detroit. He’ll instead head to North Carolina to see a specialist and surgery may be necessary.
1:16am: Jeter suffered a left ankle fracture on the play and is obviously done for the season. The recovery time is three months and the injury is not career-threatening. Eduardo Nunez will take the Captain’s place on the roster. Disaster.
12:50am: Derek Jeter left tonight’s game with some kind of left leg injury in the 12th inning. He took an awkward step fielding a ball and immediately went down in pain. The trainer and Joe Girardi had to help him off the field, and he didn’t put any weight on the leg. No idea if this is related to the various bone bruises in his foot, or if it’s something else. A bad night gets worse. Stay tuned for updates.