• Jeter To Get MRI On Quadricep Injury

    Posted by on July 11th, 2013 · Comments (15)

    Via USA Today

    Derek Jeter played his first game at Yankee Stadium since fracturing his ankle some eight months ago. And then departed early with another injury.

    Jeter singled and drove in a run in four at-bats Thursday against the Kansas City Royals, finally returning from two ankle surgeries in the wake of a gruesome ankle injury suffered in the American League Championship Series.

    But after his right quadriceps muscle tightened up, he conferred with trainers and manager Joe Girardi before his fifth at-bat, and was removed for pinch hitter Brett Gardner.

    Jeter will undergo an MRI on the quadricep.

    “It’s not frustrating. Yet,” Jeter said after the Yankees’ 8-4 victory. “I’m going to get an MRI. I hope it’s not a big deal.”

    Jeter began playing in rehab games more than a week ago. At 39, it’s somewhat understandable he’d have a few creaks in trying to return.

    It was an uncharacteristically cautious Jeter who met with the media after the game, striking a wait-and-see pose rather than his usual, defiant tone toward injury questions.

    “If it’s all good,” he said of the MRI, “then I’m playing.”

    Man, it’s really been that kind of a year, hasn’t it?

    Comments on Jeter To Get MRI On Quadricep Injury

    1. MJ Recanati
      July 11th, 2013 | 10:18 pm

      If the old saying is “when it rains, it pours” then I suppose the 2013 Yankees have been playing during monsoon season in a tropical rainforest.

    2. July 11th, 2013 | 10:24 pm

      And, yet, at this moment, they’re right in there for the chase on the wildcard. Who should get the credit for that?

    3. MJ Recanati
      July 11th, 2013 | 10:38 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, yet, at this moment, they’re right in there for the chase on the wildcard. Who should get the credit for that?

      You, for the annual reverse jinx! :-D

    4. Evan3457
      July 12th, 2013 | 1:50 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, yet, at this moment, they’re right in there for the chase on the wildcard. Who should get the credit for that?

      Dumb luck?

      Really, without Jeter Granderson Cervelli and some reasonable 3rd baseman, whether by some act of Divine Intervention, A-Rod doesn’t get suspended, can actually complete his rehab, and come out of it looking as good as even last year, when he was mediocre, or some other reasonable 3rd base option, this is what you guys said it was before the injuries doubled and tripled on them in May and June: a 85-87 win team.

      The Rays look like they’re headed for 20 over, and I don’t know if the Yanks can get there without the injured returning as at least their average selves. Jeter’s re-injury is another sign that the Captain doesn’t realize he’s 39, and pushed himself too hard, too quickly again.

      Ah, well.

    5. July 12th, 2013 | 10:02 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Dumb luck?

      Is that what they are calling Girardi these days?

    6. Evan3457
      July 12th, 2013 | 3:52 pm

      Grade 1 quad strain. Will not play this weekeed; will take off all of All-Star Break. Rest and treatment. Might be ready to play by Red Sox series after the break. If not, will likely go on DL.

    7. July 12th, 2013 | 7:49 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      I asked the question the on Wednesday, what’s the rush. The films from the minors didn’t show much but what you could make out suggested he was having some difficulty running. The game on Thursday seemed to illustrate the point, he was running from first, the was a hit to center and seemed to come to a stop and then awkwardly restarted and headed to third. The problem with the kind of injury Jeter had is the starting and stopping, and I believe he will struggle with that the rest of his career.

    8. LMJ229
      July 12th, 2013 | 7:51 pm

      I really don’t get why they rushed Jeter back. With the All Star break coming up, I thought it would make perfect sense to give him the extra rehab days and then have him rejoin the club after the break. Why rush him back for 4 lousy games? I just don’t get it.

    9. Evan3457
      July 12th, 2013 | 7:58 pm

      There really wasn’t a rush. He would’ve been the DH at Scranton yesterday, if he hadn’t been the DH at the Stadium.

    10. LMJ229
      July 12th, 2013 | 8:02 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      … this is what you guys said it was before the injuries doubled and tripled on them in May and June: a 85-87 win team.

      Yep, their current winning percentage has them at 88 wins.

    11. LMJ229
      July 12th, 2013 | 8:06 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      There really wasn’t a rush. He would’ve been the DH at Scranton yesterday, if he hadn’t been the DH at the Stadium.

      I dunno he said he got into the city at about 4 AM and only got 2 hours sleep. Why bother? And you know he’s gonna push himself harder at the MLB level than the minors. Cashman kept referring to the two weak grounders that Jeter tried to beat out. I’m not sure he does that in the minors.

    12. LMJ229
      July 12th, 2013 | 8:10 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Jeter’s re-injury is another sign that the Captain doesn’t realize he’s 39, and pushed himself too hard, too quickly again.

      Apparently he doesn’t realize that he has a grade 1 strain either. He keeps calling it a cramp.

    13. Raf
      July 13th, 2013 | 12:40 am

      LMJ229 wrote:

      I’m not sure he does that in the minors.

      It’s possible that he would, if only to test his legs. Besides it’s bad form not to run out every grounder, as evidenced by the reaction in this thread;
      http://waswatching.com/2013/07/09/keep-smiling-swish/#comments

    14. Evan3457
      July 13th, 2013 | 1:29 am

      1. Maybe he runs every weak grounder out at AAA just as hard. He’s Jeter, after all. Or

      2. Maybe this occurs the first game back where Jeter tries to push it, whether it’s Thursday, Friday, or next week. Or

      3. Maybe he’s just more likely to hit a dribbler that requires him to run all-out at the big league level, than at the AAA level, because the pitchers at the big league level are better. :P

    15. July 13th, 2013 | 12:50 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      There really wasn’t a rush. He would’ve been the DH at Scranton yesterday, if he hadn’t been the DH at the Stadium.

      Well then, what is the point in participating in rehab games in the first place. I was suggesting that he didn’t appear ready to play at the major league level. He appeared to be laboring a bit in the films I saw from the minor leagues. I think three things are afoot here, first,Jeter was clearly indicating in interviews he was ready to come up; second, the Yankees saw an opportunity for a shot in the arm box office and TV ratings wise for a difficult to get excited about weekend series with the Twins; and third and this may be the most disturbing part for Jeter, the fans and Yankee management, maybe he’s really not going to get much better than he is now. Jeter from this point out may just be a much compromised player who is going to have to play the game differently. The rest of his career might be DHing with a rare appearance in the field.

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