Yankees lose Derek Jeter to fractured ankle

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter suffered a fractured ankle in the 12th inning of Game One of the ALCS and will miss the remainder of the season.

Jeter was injured as he fielded a ground ball hit by Jhonny Peralta, ranging to his left to make the stop.  He immediately collapsed to the dirt and was seen screaming in pain.  He was unable to get up and had to be helped off the field by Yankees trainer Steve Donahoe and Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Girardi said after the game it was not a career-threatening injury, but it will take approximately three months to heal.

When Jeter was injured, the Yankees were trailing 5-4.  After Jeter left the game, the Tigers added another run to make the final score 6-4 as Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the seven-game series.

That side of the New York infield is now in disarray, as third baseman Alex Rodriguez was once again pinch-hit for in Game One.  Rodriguez was 0-3 with a strikeout before being pulled.

Rodriguez was benched for Game Five of the ALDS after being pinch-hit for in Games Three and Four.

Jayson Nix replaced Jeter at shortstop in the 12th inning.  It's likely Edaurdo Nunez will be added to New York's roster in Jeter's place.

Game Two will be played Sunday at 4:07pm.

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