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Ozzie Smith Speaks out About Derek Jeter Returning from Injury

class="ui-droppable">With New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter still nursing his re-fractured ankle, Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith of the St. Louis Cardinals shared his insight on what it’s like to return from injury as an aging player.

Jeter fractured his ankle in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers when reaching for a ground ball. Originally hoping to return for Opening Day, the appearance of an additional fracture has delayed that return.

Smith never broke his ankle, but he knows what it’s like to be an older player battling through injury.

“I think for anybody we all know it’s a lot tougher when you get up in age,” Smith said Thursday morning. “You don’t heal as well and ...

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