While Alex Rodriguez is on the way into the New York Yankees lineup, Derek Jeter is again on the way out.
The 39-year-old Jeter is headed back to the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 strain of his right calf. Jeter has only played in five games this season because of a twice-fractured right ankle, a quad strain and a calf injury. On Sunday, Jeter described his season as a “nightmare.”
Jeter has had a calf injury before. In 2011, he missed three weeks prior to picking up his 3,000th career hit. Jeter, whose credo is either you are playing or you’re hurt, sounded down on Sunday.
“It’s been terrible,” Jeter said on Sunday. “It’s been like a nightmare. The whole season has been a nightmare. I wish that wasn’t the case and we were sitting here talking about something besides another injury. We’ll see what happens. I have no idea.”
Jeter is hitting .211 with one home run and two RBIs. He said Sunday the injury has been impacting his play.
“It feels like you were hit with a ball or something,” he said. “It’s like a deep bruise, maybe. That’s the best way to put it. I don’t know how else to describe it.”
Posted: August 05, 2013 at 05:05 PM | 38 comment(s)
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