Derek Jeter ran for the first time this spring and to New York fans, that's big news. SI is reporting on Feb. 11 that Jeter ran Monday for the first time since breaking his left ankle in October, and hopes to be ready to go by opening day.
In case you don't remember, the 38 year old all-star suffered a gruesome injury in the 2012 ALCS vs. the Detroit Tigers when his ankle seemingly gave away as he dove for a ground ball. Today Jeter took another step in working his way back toward being in the New York Yankees' lineup in time for opening day 2013.
"I've gotten the OK to do everything," Jeter said. "It's a progression. I haven't used my legs, so I've got to get back to using them."
When asked how the running workout felt, Jeter replied "great."
"I feel fine," Jeter said. "I was able to do everything else. I just had to be careful with my ankle, but now I've gotten the green light with that. I've gotten all the green lights I need."
The Yankees will need their captain this season more than ever.
With the ongoing A-Rod drama that seems to never end and the fact that the Yankees invited almost everyone and anyone to spring training to try to fill roster spots, this is going to be an interesting year in the Bronx.