Jeter undergoes surgery could miss start of next season

The Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter underwent surgery to repair his fracture ankle yesterday.

It comes with a 4-5 month recovery period that could force him to miss at least a couple of weeks to start next season. If there are any setbacks he could miss even more time. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said that he hasn’t considered looking for a possible replacement in that scenario.

“I haven’t looked at that at this stage,” Cashman told Bryan Hoch of “We do have Eduardo Nunez, we have Jayson Nix [as backups]. So it’s not something we’ve focused on, and I wouldn’t think that that’s something I would gravitate to.”

Hopefully it doesn’t come to that, but ankle injuries can occasionally linger.

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