Yankees’ Pettitte Out 6 Weeks With Broken Ankle

NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Yankees starter Andy Pettitte broke his
left ankle and is expected to miss at least six weeks after he was
hit by a line drive during Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland
Indians.

The Yankees say they expect the break to heal without surgery.
The injury came on the same day the Yankees placed left-hander CC
Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.

Casey Kotchman’s low line drive hit Pettitte near his left
ankle, the one the left-hander pushes off with. Pettitte took a
step after the ball near the third base line before gently dropping
to the infield grass.

Pettitte tried to stay in the game, but manager Joe Girardi
removed him when he came up limping after throwing one live pitch.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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