Update: Pettitte suffers setback during ankle rehabBy
9:36pm: Via Davidoff, Brian Cashman said it was just the “ebb and flow of rehab” and will not delay his return. Pretty much the nicest way you can say it was a setback without actually saying the magic word.
5:41pm: Via George King and Ken Davidoff, left-hander Andy Pettitte has suffered a setback during his rehab from the broken ankle. Pettitte said he “did a little too much in Seattle,” and the ankle “hasn’t healed up as much as (the doctors) thought it would.” There wasn’t as much progress made during weeks 2-4 as there was in weeks 1-2, so for now they’re just going to back off a bit and “take it easy.”
Pettitte, now 40, was expected to miss approximately two months after a one-hop ground ball fractured his left ankle. That put him on target to return in early-September, so any kind of delay will put his return to the team in jeopardy, at least for the regular season. He’d obviously need some time to shake the rust off after coming back.