Bad news for the Yankees as Derek Jeter has been diagnosed with a small crack in his left ankle. The setback will now keep the iconic short stop off the field until after the All-Star break.
As reported by ESPN Yankees GM Brian Cashman confirmed the injury on Thursday before the Yankees night game vs the Diamondbacks at home. Cashman stated:
“We have to back off and let that heal,…This is obviously a setback. We are looking at, in terms of speculating on when Derek might be back with us, you are looking at some point after the All-Star break.”
Cashman then added that Jeter, who turns 39 in June, will not need another surgery. Jeter’s surgeon Dr. Robert Anderson informed Cashman that ‘95%’ of those diagnosed with this injury come back just fine.
Of course given Jeter’s age and the fact he was already rehabbing his ankle which was dislocated in October, things become a bit cloudier. The injury will take the short stop 4 to 8 weeks to recover from, and then he’ll need to do training, in what will most likely be a minors stint before he can return to the team.
Hate to see one of the faces, if not the face of the sport be set back by injury. Let’s hope he makes a speedy recovery.