Derek Jeter has another ankle fracture, out until after All-Star Game

Earlier today, rumors began to trickle out that Derek Jeter had to make an "unscheduled" trip to his orthopedist. Impromptu doctor visits are never a good thing. Neither are hastily scheduled press conferences like the one Brian Cashman just held to divulge the details behind The Captain's trip to the doc. As you have surmised by now, it isn't good news:

Nope, not good at all. Although it could have been worse. The silver lining is that he will avoid additional surgery… for now. Jeter's recovery from his ankle injury had already suffered a number of setbacks over the last few months, so assuming that Jeter will make good on the new prognosis of being ready to go by late-April would seem to be a fool's errand at this point. For all intents and purposes, Jeter is now on the same nebulous recovery timeline as fellow teammate Alex Rodriguez where they are now both targeting late-July but nobody seems be very certain about either coming back at all.

While the Yanks did get a more positive update on the recovery of Mark Teixeira earlier this week, it seems that they are going to have to continue to find a way to survive their onslaught of injuries. At 8-5, they've managed to get by so far, but with this deflating news, one can't help but wonder if they can continue to overachieve in his absence.

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