The Washington Post

Andy Pettitte breaks fibula down near ankle, the latest injury for Yankees staff

Andy Pettitte suffered a broken fibula when he was struck by a ball in the fifth inning Wednesday. (Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte is expected to miss at least six weeks after suffering a broken left fibula down near his ankle in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. The injury came just hours after the team placed C.C. Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained adductor muscle.

Pettitte was struck on the leg in the fifth inning on a one-hopper hit by Casey Kotchman. He took few warmup pitches and was allowed to stay in the game. He made one more throw before Manager Joe Girardi took him out of the game.

Pettitte, who came out of retirement at the age of 40, has been one of the Yankees’ best pitchers. He has a 3-3 record with a 3.29 ERA this season.

The Yankees have had a run of odd injuries to their pitchers this season. Mariano Rivera hurt his knee shagging balls in the outfield and Joba Chamberlain suffered an open dislocation of his ankle jumping on a trampoline.

Follow us: @CindyBoren | @MattBrooksWP


Rivera tears his ACL

Chamberlain has “very significant” ankle injury

Chamberlain says he’ll play again this season

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Video curated for you.