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Did Derek Jeter Rushing Back for Opening Day Cause Huge Ankle Injury Setback?

class="ui-droppable">Derek Jeter's reaction to an ankle fracture suffered during the 2012 American League Championship Series was typical of the team captain and 17-year veteran: He was determined to be ready for Opening Day 2013.

Of course, as we chronicled during Spring Training, a setback occurred in Jeter's comeback from ankle surgery. There would be no Opening Day for Jeter in 2013. In fact, the inability to do much more than hit and field grounders made it unlikely for the 38-year-old shortstop to rejoin the Yankees before May.

On Thursday, that timetable was pushed back further due to a small crack found near the area of the original ankle injury. If all goes to plan now, Jeter could return sometime after the All-Star break.

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