Update: Jeter to have surgery on fractured ankle this weekendBy
Tuesday: Jeter will have surgery on the ankle this Saturday, the team announced. The recovery time is expected to be 4-5 months, which means he should be ready for Spring Training. Not a guarantee though.
Monday: Via Wally Matthews: Derek Jeter will “likely” need surgery to repair ligament damage in his fractured left ankle. The Cap’n underwent a battery of tests to confirm the break yesterday, and now he’ll head to North Carolina to see Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist who’s done work for the NFL.
The original diagnosis said the 38-year-old Jeter would be facing a three-month recovery period, though it’s unclear how surgery would affect that. Joe Girardi also indicated that his shortstop received a cortisone shot in the ankle a few weeks ago while playing through a bone bruise. It’s unclear if playing through the bone bruise for basically all of September contributed to the break, but it sure seems it could be related.