Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Derek Jeter & Francisco Cervelli Injury Updates
The Yankees heard some encouraging news on the injury front on two of their players today, Derek Jeter and Francisco Cervelli. As you remember Derek Jeter is rehabbing after his broken ankle and subsequent surgery and Francisco Cervelli suffered whiplash after taking a foul tip to the mask in Winter Ball. With Jeter being up there in age and Cervelli's history of concussions any kind of good news on either front is encouraging.
Derek Jeter is still said to be on track for Opening Day according to his agent Casey Close and is coming along just like the doctors intended and had hoped. Derek is out of his walking boot and while he has not done anything baseball related yet, which is not unusual for him at this time in the off season, he has been jogging in a pool and riding a bike.
Cervelli was evaluated both in Venezuela and in Tampa Florida by team doctors and was cleared by both so he is cleared to go back to Venezuela to continue Winter Ball. With his history there is always going to be a cause for concern and you can never be too cautious so I am glad that he is okay. Four concussions in eight years will make any mom, or general manager, a little hesitant.