New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will 'likely' undergo surgery on his broken left ankle.
Jeter is on crutches and his ankle is currently in a splint. He will not travel with the Yankees to Detroit for the next three games in the 2012 ALCS. After a 3-0 loss on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees trail the Tigers 2-0 in the series.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about Jeter's injury before Game 2 of the series:
"When we spoke to the doctor originally, he said it's probably a three-month ordeal, but you have to have more tests,'' Girardi said before Game 2. "Similar to anyone who breaks an ankle, you are going to have an MRI to see if there is ligament damage, if they need to do more than just cast it.''
Jeter suffered the injury in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday. The Yankees lost the game, 6-4. Girardi speculated that the injury could have been caused by the accumulation of injuries. Jeter had suffered a bone bruise on the foot in early September and again in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. When asked if Jeter had received a cortisone shot to continue playing, Girardi did not address the question directly but referenced injuries to Jeter's foot.