Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will
undergo surgery to repair a broken left ankle.
The procedure will be performed this coming Saturday, in Charlotte, by Dr.
Robert Anderson. Recovery is expected in approximately 4-to-5 months.
Jeter fractured his left ankle in the 12th inning of Saturday's 6-4 loss to
the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. The
Yanks captain moved to his left to field a ground ball hit by Jhonny Peralta
and fell to the ground as he gloved the ball.
Jeter went 1-for-5 in the game and became the first player to ever record 200
career hits in the postseason.
The news comes one day after New York fell behind 3-0 in the ALCS, with a
potential series-ending Game 4 on tap at Comerica Park in Detroit later on
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