Jeter will miss entire first half of season

Derek Jeter was injured against the Tigers in last year's playoffs. Credit: Getty Images
Derek Jeter was injured against the Tigers in last year’s playoffs.
Credit: Getty Images

The bad news just got worse for Derek Jeter and the Yankees.

General manager Brian Cashman said Thursday Jeter will not be back until after the All-Star break after doctors discovered a small crack in his surgically repaired left ankle.

“We have to back off and let that heal,” Cashman told reporters. “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 said it will not require further surgery.

When Jeter was shut down during spring training after what the team termed “soreness” in his surgically repaired ankle, he was expected to miss little to no time. The timetable gradually increased to not being ready for Opening Day and then May 1. Now comes word Jeter had to shut down his rehab over the weekend.

Jeter, 38, said back during spring training he was not worried about the original setback, as doctors told him there would be soreness in the ankle. He also made specific reference to the fact that the fracture itself was not an issue.

One of the reasons for the long delay is that Jeter has had very little time to play. Once the small fracture is healed, Jeter would still need as much as a month of game action — approximately the length of spring training — before he could return to the majors.

“He is not ready to play in games,” manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday. “I don’t think they necessarily have an exact date where they know he is going to play in games. We’ll just go day by day and see how he feels.”


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