Derek Jeter has ankle surgery

Updated: October 20, 2012, 4:31 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Yankees announced that shortstop Derek Jeter underwent surgery Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., to repair his fractured left ankle.

The team said Jeter's complete recovery is expected to take four to five months. Foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson performed the surgery.

Asked if he believed Jeter would be ready for 2013 Opening Day earlier this week, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman responded, "He'll be ready when he's ready."

Jeter, 38, fractured his ankle while attempting to field a ground ball in the 12th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series a week ago at Yankee Stadium.

In six postseason games, Jeter hit .333. In the regular season, he batted .316 with 15 home runs and 58 RBIs.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

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