Derek Jeter to see specialist; will not travel with Yankees for ALCS
NEW YORK — Yankees captain Derek Jeter will not travel with the team when the American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit’s Comerica Park for Tuesday’s Game 3.
Jeter had an MRI and CT scan on Sunday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left ankle fracture. He is in a splint and crutches, the Yankees said, and will be sent to see foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi that the Yankees are trying to determine if Jeter – who was not present at Yankee Stadium for Game 2 – will need surgery. Even if surgery is recommended, Girardi said that the Yankees expect Jeter to be fully recovered in time for Spring Training.
“It’s possible. That’s why he’s having more tests,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “When I went back there [Saturday night], the doctor said, ‘I’m not saying you’re going to need it, but the next tests will determine if you need it.’”