Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/14/12
Derek Jeter was not at Yankee Stadium Sunday and will not make it to Detroit when the ALCS shifts to Comerica Park for Game 3 on Tuesday. The New York Yankees shortstop underwent further tests on his fractured left ankle Sunday morning at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital to determine if he needs surgery — and the prognosis looks likely that he will. "It's possible," manager Joe Girardi said about the prospect of Jeter going under the knife.  "That's why they are having more tests." The early word from specialists this morning indicated that he would not need surgery but that changed after more tests. "When I went back there the doctor said, 'I am not saying you are going to need (surgery) but the  next tests will determine if you need it,'" said Girardi. An MRI and CT Scan confirmed an ankle fracture Sunday afternoon. Jeter is currently in a splint and on crutches and will see Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist, in Charlotte, N.C. in the coming days. The Captai...
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