X-rays on Jeter's leg negative, he's day-to-day

Updated: July 4, 2002, 6:13 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter left Thursday's game after he bruised his left lower leg and sprained his knee on a hard, takeout slide by Cleveland's John McDonald.


''I was scared to look because I didn't want to see if my leg was broken,'' Jeter said. ''I was scared at first.''

X-rays were negative and Jeter is day to day. He was to undergo an MRI exam on Friday to make sure there is no ligament damage to his knee. Manager Joe Torre said ...

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