New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter had his protective boot removed over the weekend and will begin offseason workouts while he tries to get ready to open the season on time, according to Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.
Initially it was expected that Jeter could miss as much a month of the season while he recovers from surgery to repair his ankle that he broke during Game 1 of the ALCS. He’s been walking around in that boot for the past two months, but now that it’s off he’ll head to Tampa to begin workouts with the expectation that he is going to start the season on time.
Jeter is expected to start workouts slowly though. He will start on the underwater treadmill and isn’t expected to begin baseball related activities until the end of the month. He won’t be completely ready for the start of the season, but he and Brian Cashman insist that he’ll be ready to go by Opening Day.