New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter learned Thursday that he has a small crack in the area of his previous injury after making an unscheduled trip to Charlotte to see his ankle surgeon .
“Derek Jeter has been having issues with the ankle. He saw Dr. [Robert] Anderson today back in Charlotte … who is the operating physician and the lead physician on this,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. “They did a new CT scan, which revealed a small crack in the area of the previous injury. We have to back off and let that heal. This is obviously a setback.”
According to the New York Daily News, Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked if Wednesday’s workout prompted Jeter’s doctor visit, Girardi said, “Put two and two together.”
Cashman told reporters that Jeter won’t be back until “sometime after the All-Star break… This is obviously a setback.”
The 38-year-old Jeter has been shut down because of soreness around his ankle since March 23 when he batted four times as a designated hitter in a minor league spring training game. He was originally hurt in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Oct. 13 and had surgery a week later.