Derek Jeter won't rush return

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New York Yankees injured shortstop, Derek Jeter, insists he will not rush his return despite his side’s increasingly worrying form.

The Yankees have lost their last five games, but Jeter, who has been struggling with an ankle injury said to the New York Post that the results of the team have nothing to do with his absence and he is itching to play again.

The 29-year-old said: “I told you all along, as soon as I can play, I’ll play.

“It has nothing to do with the team’s performance.” 

He also explained that the team’s poor run of results have had no affect on his mood

“I’m frustrated, regardless,” Jeter said. “We could be undefeated right now, I’d still be frustrated. I don’t like to sit out regardless of how the team is doing, good or bad. I want to play.

“I want the team to be doing better, but I want to be back just as bad, either way."

The Yankee’s squad is particularly depleted at the minute, with Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Francisco Cervilli all joining Jeter on the injury list although all four seem to be edging closer to fitness.

Jeter has been able to complete agility drills in training, but has not run the bases as yet as he looks to get back to full-fitness.

For the Yankees, his return cannot come soon enough.


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