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Jeter fractures ankle in loss

2:10 AM, Oct 14, 2012   |    comments
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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees shortstop Derek 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.

Jeter dove for a Jhonny Peralta ground ball that went up the middle. He made the stop, but wasn't able to get up and flipped the ball weakly to second before having to be helped off the field.

"His ankle is fractured," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "It will be a three-month recovery period. It won't threaten his career, but he won't be playing any more this season."

Jeter went 1-for-5 in the game and became the first player to ever record 200 career hits in the postseason.

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