During a press conference with reporters this morning, Derek Jeter said that doctors inserted a plate and screws into his surgically repaired left ankle. They’ll remain there permanently. He acknowledged that playing on the bone bruise last September probably led to the fracture.
Jeter, 38, said he will be on a light schedule in camp despite being cleared by doctors to resume full workouts. He won’t begin to play in an exhibition game until March, and he’ll play a fewer number of games overall. The Cap’n joked and said he’s “on Mariano Rivera’s schedule.” Jeter plans to be ready for Opening Day but acknowledged that he will have to push himself a little to get there.