Yankees Derek Jeter Out For the Season With an Ankle Fracture
Posted Oct 14 2012 10:21am
New York Yankees shortstop and captain, Derek Jeter will miss the rest of the playoffs after suffering a fractured left ankle while trying to make a play in the 12th inning of Saturday night's 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Jeter walked off the field with the help of Yankees manager Joe Girardi and the trainer. X-rays revealed an ankle fracture. This will take at least 2-3 months to heal and then rehab. He is done for the season.
Ankle fractures can be tricky and depending on the angle and separation of the fragment, he could require surgery to put the pieces back together so they can heal in the correct position.
Any time you fall down or twist your ankle, an x-ray should be taken. Yes, you can walk on some ankle fractures and delayed diagnosis can lead to a much more complicated recovery and even long term disability.
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