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Jeter Undergoes Surgery On Fractured Left Ankle

Jeter is expected to need four to five months to completely recover.
Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK, NY (CBSNEWYORK) – New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter underwent surgery on his fractured left ankle.

Jeter injured his right ankle fielding a ground ball up the middle in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the ALCS against the Detroit Lions, the Yankees lost Game 1 6-4.

This season Jeter, hit .316 and led the league with 216 hits.

The procedure was performed by Robert Anderson in Charlotte, and is expected to need four to five months to completely recover.

When asked before Game 4 of the ALCS if Jeter will be back by Opening Day 2013, Cashman said, “he’ll be ready when he’s ready. I believe that Dr. Anderson just put in a more conservative time frame on it, as explained to me. So there’s no new information — nothing seen worse than what our team doctor saw.”

Do you think Jeter will be ready by Opening Day?