(NEW YORK) — New York Yankees captain and shortstop Derek Jeter appeared in a walking boot on Thursday. Jeter was diagnosed with a small crack in his surgically repaired left ankle last week and is expected to return sometime after the All-Star break.
“I’ve been told this bone will heal,” Jeter said of his injury. “When it heals, I’ll be ready to go. It is frustrating that I can’t magically make it heal sooner than it is taking. But there is no doubt. I have no doubt.”
Jeter has only suffered one other serious injury in his career that caused him to miss some time, but said this injury has bothered him more.
“It has been a difficult process,” Jeter said. “It’s been a frustrating process. Just when you think you are close to coming back, you have a setback. I guess it is part of the healing process. When you get hurt, it is supposed to take time. It is supposed to take time when you break a bone. Unfortunately, it has taken more time than I anticipated.”
Jeter will remain with the team over the weekend during their series against the Blue Jays.
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