Yankees Expect Injured Derek Jeter To Be Ready To Go By Opening Day

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Yankees announced on Wednesday that Derek Jeter will have surgery on his broken left ankle, and is expected to need four to five months to completely recover.

Though that is unquestionably alarming to Yankees nation, the front office expects the captain to be ready by Opening Day 2013.

The iconic shortstop broke his ankle fielding a grounder in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series. He’s scheduled to undergo the operation — which will be performed by Dr. Robert Anderson — in Charlotte on October 20.

“He’ll be ready when he’s ready,” general manager Brian Cashman said on Wednesday before Game 4 against Detroit was rained out. “I believe that Dr. Anderson just put in a more conservative time frame on it, as explained to me. So there’s no new information — nothing seen worse than what our team doctor saw. But…

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