Derek Jeter injury: Yankees star leaves game after hurting ankle

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Jeter's left ankle continues to be a problem this season.

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox after re-injuring his surgically repaired left ankle, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. He says the issue is "with or near" the ankle that's been an ongoing issue for Jeter throughout 2013.

Jeter was 1-for-4 in the Yankees' 13-9 loss before leaving in the sixth inning. At 39 years old, injuries like the balky ankle have limited Jeter to just 63 plate appearances this season. He's struggled badly when getting on the field, hitting .190/.288/.254.

After the latest loss, New York is three games behind Tampa Bay in the AL Wild Card standings. This late in the season, expecting Jeter to finally get healthy seems unlikely so the Yanks may be forced to ride things out leaning on Eduardo Nunez.

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