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Jeter Removes Walking Boot, Starts To Work Out

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Yankees received some good news on Saturday. After undergoing surgery on his injured left ankle three months ago, Derek Jeter has removed his walking boot and started to work out at the Yankees’ training facility in Tampa, Florida.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told MLB.com, Jeter is “doing fine.”

“All the boots are off. He’s allowed to walk around now in shoes and stuff, but he’s not doing any running. He’s at the complex and they have an underwater treadmill, so he’s doing some walking underwater.”

“Sometime in mid-to-late January, he’ll be cleared for some baseball activities; hitting and fielding. He won’t be doing any running until the very back end of this. That’s the plan so far, and he’s doing well.”

At the time of the surgery, the Yankees were given an estimate of four to five months of recovery time.

Jeter suffered the injury in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. Jeter is expected to be in the Opening Day lineup for the Yankees against the Boston Red Sox on April 1.

Last year Jeter hit .316 with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs and led the Major Leagues with 216 hits.

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