Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Before fracturing his ankle in game one of the ALCS against the Tigers last October, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was told he had a stress fracture in his foot. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that the team only knew about a bone bruise, and manager Joe Girardi agreed with that statement. But during a media session on Sunday, Jeter came out with the revelation of the stress fracture. “They told me it was a bone bruise and I am not going to ask them to look at it again, and eventually it turned into a stress fracture and broke in half,’’ Jeter said about his left ankle. “If you play, you play. I don’t think you talk about injuries because then it’s an excuse. I was told I was able to play. Unfortunately it broke, but I would do the same thing over again if I had to.’’ I understand where Jeter is coming from. After all. he was replaced by Jayson Nix and Eduardo Nunez in the ALCS after fracturing his ankle, and neither is anywhere near the hitter that Jeter is, even at this stag...
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