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Cuncel Da Jeter

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) Yankees captain Derek Jeter has left the team’s minor league complex in Florida and gone for a medical exam on his injured left ankle. Jeter went to see Dr. Robert Anderson, who operated on the All-Star shortstop’s left ankle in Charlotte, N.C., after it was broken last October. The Yankees announced that a CT scan showed that Jeter has a small crack in the area of his previous ankle injury. He will not return until after the All-Star break. The 38-year-old Jeter was hurt in the opener of the AL championship series. He played sparingly in spring training and started the season doing recovery work at the team’s complex in Tampa, Fla.

Devastating, devastating blow for the Yankees right here. If you’re slated to not return until after the All Star Break at the age of 38 with a lingering injury, you gotta start to wonder if Jeter will play at all this year. And if he does, how much can you really expect from him?

So as of right now, you’re looking at a very real possibility of no Jeter and no Arod. With Tex’s injury, there’s a strong chance you see very little of him too. Wrist injuries like his are as volatile as it gets. So far Hafner, Youkilis, Vernon Wells, Overbay – all those bandaid signings – are working out great. They’ve all performed better than expected. But you gotta start to wonder, over the course of 162 – where is the production gonna come from? The 2005-2006 All Star team they’ve assembled can only produce for so long.