Determination alone can't heal Jeter

As setbacks keep Captain out of action, mounting evidence is troubling at best

Updated: April 18, 2013, 11:20 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

The myth of Derek Jeter is colliding head-on with reality right now. Word came Tuesday that Jeter had to pull back yet again on his rehab work for the broken ankle he had repaired six months ago.

At some point, it would seem the fundamental presumption about the end of Jeter's career -- the prevailing idea that the Great Jeter will decide how and when it's time to quit -- should feel at least a bit shakier than it did before, right? Sooo … why isn't he being talked about more like that?

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