Derek Jeter Runs for First Time Since Injury

 Brian Hoch of MLBlogs Network reports that New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter ran on a treadmill today for the first time since breaking his ankle last October.

"It felt great. I’m progressing, like I told you,” Jeter said. “I’m right where I need to be. I’ve gotten the OK to do everything.”

 He  also took about 75 to 80 ground balls at the Yankees’ Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., with limited lateral movement.



Speaking to reporters as he drove out of the practice facility, Jeter added  “I feel fine,” he said. “I was able to do everything else, I just had to be careful with that (ankle). Now I’ve got the green light with that.” Jeter considers his clearance to run as the final hurdle in his rehabilitation.

The Yankees are still hopeful that the future Hall of Famer is on the field April 1 at Yankee Stadium for the opener versus rival Boston.




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