Jeter suffers bone bruise in left footYankees shortstop plans to play in Game Four of ALDS
Derek Jeter fouled a ball off of his foot early in the game and was running and moving gingerly on it all night. The early diagnosis is a bone bruise off the top of his left foot. It was clearly evident after he ran out his RBI triple in the third inning that he was not right.
“It's not the same injury -- he had a bone bruise on the top,” manager Joe Girardi said. “He hit a ball off his foot. I believe it was the second or third pitch of the game, or the second at‑bat maybe. It's a bone bruise, and it's day‑to‑day, and we'll see how he feels tomorrow. Hopefully, we can get him back in there.”
Even with that, Jeter said to the media that the day-to-day diagnosis is more for the injury report and that he will be playing in Game Four of the American League Division Series.
According to Dan Knobler of CBSSports.com, this was Jeter's 155th postseason game. Of those, in the three times he didn't finish a game, the Yankees trailed 13-0, 11-2 and 15-0 when he left.
“You could see that he was limping pretty good,” Girardi said of Jeter's condition. “Derek is one of the toughest players I've ever been around, and you know what he told me? ‘I'm great.’ That's what he always tells me. I was talking to Stevie, our trainer, and I said, ‘He's swinging the bat good. Let's just get his last at‑bat, and then I'll take him out. Let's just get through that at‑bat.’ You know, he understood. He never wants to come out. He could have two legs that were broken and wouldn't want to come out of the game. I mean, that's the bottom line.”
The injury was certainly significant enough for him to agree to come out of the game, so that will be something to watch for in Game Four.