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Derek Jeter will have surgery to repair broken ankle

Derek Jeter will have surgery to repair broken ankleDerek Jeter may have to sit out the beginning of the 2013 MLB season. The Yankees captain broke his ankle last week during the 12th inning of the first gave of the American League Championship Series and will undergo surgery this coming weekend to repair the damage. Yankees officials originally estimated that Jeter would require about 3 months to recover but new estimates put recovery time closer to 5 months before he’ll be back in the game. According to a source close to Jeter, the Yankees star was already being treated for a stress fracture in his ankle that required cortisone shots before the final break on Saturday night. Don’t count Jeter out yet though, he still plans to be back in time for the start of the new season and the Yankees have said that they will not look for a replacement. The Yankees are in Detroit tonight without their captain and will have to win in order to avoid elimination; the Tigers are leading the series 3-0.

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