Saturday, September 7, 2013

Update, 5:33 pm EST: For now, we can all breath a sigh of relief. The results on Derek Jeter's CT scan on his left ankle have come back negative, the Yankees announced. The team also says that they plan on sending his results to Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the original surgery last October.

As of now, there's no word on when Jeter will next see game action for the Yankees. We can only assume that he will be day to day.

"If these games didn't count, he could take a few days off or his bounce backs would be different, but he's like everybody else," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. "He knows there's no time for the weary here."

Original: Pulled for a pinch-runner in the 6th inning, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that Derek Jeter was removed from the New York Yankees' 13-9 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday because of a possible injury in the area of his surgically repaired left ankle.

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman announced after the game that Jeter was being sent to the hospital for a precautionary CT scan on his ankle.

"He's been through a lot this year. ... We're just going to take a look under the hood." Cashman said.

Manager Joe Girardi told reporters that he took Jeter out of the game because he didn't like the way he was running, telling Jeter was he was just trying to protect him.

Jeter appeared to have hurt his ankle on a play in the home half of the 6th inning, fielding a groundball that he ended up throwing well off the first base bag, and was noticeably limping afterwards.

It was uncertain right away why he was removed from the game, by specular grew the he might be injured when Girardi was seen in the dugout talking to members of the Yankees' training staff.

Jeter has only played in 17 game for the Yankees this season due to a various amount of injuries. He missed a last portion of time because of a refracture in his ankle that he fractured during last October's ALCS.

After coming back from the ankle injury, Jeter played one game before going back on the DL because of a Grade 1 hamstring strain, then returned to play play a few more games before straining his calf while running the bases in San Diego.

The 39-year-old shortstop has played in such few games this season, spread over a couple of months, making it difficult for him to get things going at the plate, hitting just .190 in 63 at-bats in 2013.


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