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New York Yankees Shortstop Derek Jeter Runs for First Time Since Surgery

February 11th, 2013 at 1:05 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

New York Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill for the first time since having ankle surgery in October, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. 

'Derek Jeter' photo (c) 2007, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

"I'm progressing, like I told you," Jeter said. "I'm right where I need to be. I've gotten the OK to do everything." 

While leaving the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, the 38 year-old Jeter added that being cleared to run was the final hurdle in his recovery process and he is close to being where he would normally at this point while preparing for the season. 

"I feel fine," said Jeter. "I was able to do everything else, I just had to be careful with that (ankle). Now I've got the green light with that." 

In addition to running on the treadmill, the Yankees' captain also took roughly 75 to 80 ground balls with limited lateral movement. 

Jeter fractured his left ankle in Game One of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers while diving toward second base to field a ground ball. Prior to the injury, the life-long Yankee led the Bronx Bombers to the best record in the American League, hitting .316 with 15 home runs and 58 RBI. He also led the league with 216 hits, finishing seventh in the MVP race. 

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