Following surgery to repair a broken left ankle he suffered during Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers, Derek Jeter was initially expected to return to the field on May 1. Yeah...that isn't happening. Earlier today, Jeter flew to Charlotte, NC to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the doctor who performed the procedure on October 20. After meeting Dr. Anderson, it was revealed that there was small crack in the same spot as his previous ankle injury.
A short while ago, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman held a press conference declaring that while no surgery is required, he will need time to let the bone heal, which could take anywhere from four to eight weeks. So, in case you're wondering, that means Jeter isn't expected back until after the All-Star break.
So far, the players filling the void at shortstop have hit a dismal .233. Needless to say, the Yanks have missed Jeter.
[via Bombers Beat]