July 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Derek Jeter walks back to the dugout after driving in a run with a ground out against the Kansas City Royals in the 6th inning during the game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Derek Jeter Injured in First Game Back From Broken Ankle

Well, that didn’t go as planned. New York Yankees star Derek Jeter made his way back from a broken ankle to find a place in the team’s line up today against the Kansas City Royals, but his return was short lived after Jeter was forced to leave the game because of a quad injury.

The injury for Jeter came when he tweaked his right quadriceps muscle during his third at-bat.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn’t seem too concerned about the injury, but muscle injuries can always be much worse than anticipated. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Jeter has been sent for an MRI.

Worst case scenario is that Jeter will be forced back on to the disabled-list while he recovers from the unfortunate setback, but if Girardi’s optimism is met with good news, Jeter could continue to serve as the team’s designated hitter until he is 100 percent and ready to return to shortstop.

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