Dr. Robert Anderson
New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter is expected to be in a walking boot when he rejoins his teammates on Thursday for the start of a homestand at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter will be sidelined until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his injured left ankle. Brian Cashman said the injury to the shortstop “is obviously a setback.” Jeter could be out at least three months.
The shortstop went to Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday for a scheduled visit to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the surgeon who operated on his ankle last October. “He said everything’s healed,” Jeter said. “100 percent healed.”
Mariano Rivera’s family is on its way to Florida for the expected announcement that one of baseball’s greatest relievers will retire after the season.
“He’ll be ready when he’s ready,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “I believe that Dr. Anderson just put in a more conservative time frame on it, as explained to me.”
Derek Jeter had scans on Sunday which confirmed the fracture. He has not accompanied the Yankees in Detroit. His recovery was initially expected to take three months, but that timetable is now longer.
An MRI on Derek Jeter’s lower leg did not show extensive ligament damage, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported. However, surgery is “likely” for the iconic shortstop.
Ahmad Bradshaw has a broken bone in his foot and his status for Sunday’s game against the Pats is uncertain. That means Jacobs could get those extra carries he’s been so upset over.
The Giants say an examination by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., revealed the tear for the cornerback and No. 1 punt returner.