Yankees star shortstop Jeter undergoes surgery on ankle
October 22, 2012, 12:40 am TWN
NEW YORK -- New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter had surgery Saturday to repair a broken left ankle suffered during the team's Major League Baseball playoff series loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Jeter broke his ankle in the 12th inning of the American League Championship Series opener last weekend — a 6-4 loss to Detroit.
Jeter moved to his left to grab a ground ball hit by Detroit's Jhonny Peralta and he fell to the ground as he gloved the ball, then grimaced as he flipped it to a teammate.
The Tigers went on to sweep the Yankees in four games — the first time in 32 years the Yankees had been swept in a post-season series.
In six playoff games, Jeter hit .333 with two runs batted in. He batted .316 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI in the regular season.
The surgery was performed by a foot and ankle specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina, and recovery was expected to take from four to five months, the team said.