OAKLAND, Calif. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has been medically cleared to resume full baseball activities and running on his surgically repaired left ankle.
The Yankees said Thursday that Jeter was examined by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., and that he is continuing to heal. He received clearance to progress into baseball activities and running.
“He’ll start doing baseball activities, trying to do more and more each day,” said manager Joe Girardi. “As long as everything is positive, he’ll continue to move forward.”
The 13-time All-Star hasn’t played this season after breaking his left ankle in the playoffs last fall and having surgery. Jeter sustained another fracture during his rehabilitation, and isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break in mid-July.
Jeter recently refused to put a timetable on his return.
“As soon as possible. That’s it,” he said. “I’m not going to put a date on it. The last time I put a date on it, it didn’t work. As soon as I can play, I’ll play.”
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