The New York Yankees suffered a devastating blow last night when shortstop Derek Jeter broke his left ankle and had to be helped off the field.
Jeter’s ankle had been bothering him for the past month, and last night the camel’s back broke as the Yankees squared off against the Detroit Tigers in Game One of the 2012 ALCS.
Jeter fielded a grounder at short and came down awkwardly on his ankle. He then tried desperately to fling the ball to second base as he lay on the ground, but his throw fell short.
He winced in pain while the trainers examined his ankle and eventually had to be helped off the field.
Check out the play in the video below.
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