Derek Jeter underwent a CT scan on his surgically repaired left ankle on Saturday. Jeter felt discomfort in the ankle following the New York Yankess 13-9 loss to the Boston Red Sox this afternoon.
Results of the CT scan were negative according to a report from ESPNNewYork.com. The results will be sent to the doctor that performed the surgery on Jeter last October, Dr. Robert Anderson.
“We’re just going to take a look under the hood and make sure that everything’s OK,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “If it is, we’ll see him back here [on Sunday].”
Jeter has played in only 17 games so far this season due to a myriad of injuries, setbacks, and rehabilitation from his offseason ankle surgery.
“It’s not what you want,” New York manager Joe Girardi said of the possibility of losing Jeter again to injury. “It’s what we’ve had to deal with a lot this year. Hopefully he’s OK and he can play or somehow contribute.”
The Yankees are currently 3 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for the second wild card spot in the American League. Cashman knows the toughness of his future hall-of-fame shortstop well, “He’s the king of toughness, so he’s doing everything he can to get out there and play and not worry about stuff”
Jeter is hitting .186 this season in limited action.