Derek Jeter has been dealt yet another blow, rather his unlucky left ankle has been dealt it.
He will be sitting on the sidelines until after the All-Star break because of a new fracture in his previously injured left ankle–yikes!
They’re saying rehabilitation should take about four to eight weeks. And he will not require surgery for the new small crack. According to news reports, it’s a small fracture that should heal well if he backs off of it.
Hmm…the problem is this ankle has a history of injuries and Derek Jeter is not exactly known for “backing off” very well.
Jeter initially hurt his ankle on Sept. 12, 2012 when he fouled a ball off the joint which resulted in a nasty bone bruise after that game. Then, he played four more games until his ankle finally gave out in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Tigers on Oct. 13, 2012. And now this!
Listen, I’m not picking on the guy. I admire his tenacity and commitment to his sport. He’s one of the best shortstops around. And in all fairness, according to Jeter, his ankle was 100% recovered from the last break when he resumed playing.
But here’s the reality: he needs to give that ankle a long break. Easy to say—hard to do—especially when you’re a major league ball player who’s turning 39 this June. The bottom line is we wish him all the luck in the world and a speedy recovery. We’d love to see him tearing it up on the field again!
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