Derek Jeter: 'It's not a big deal'

Updated: September 13, 2012, 1:35 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Derek Jeter left the New York Yankees' 5-4 win on Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox in the top of the eighth inning after apparently re-injuring the ankle he rolled last week in Tampa.

But Jeter, who rarely leaves a game on his own will and almost never admits to an injury, insists he will be back in the lineup for Thursday night's series finale.

"It's not a big deal," Jeter said. "You play or you don't play. That's the bottom line. I'll be playing tomorrow."

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