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Exam shows ligament has healed

NEW YORK -- Derek Jeter's injured left thumb will not need
an operation.

The New York Yankees' shortstop was examined Friday by team
physician Dr. Stuart Hershon and hand specialist Dr. Mel
Rosenwasser.

The doctors determined the ligament Jeter sprained against
Boston in the opener of the AL championship series Oct. 8 had
healed, Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Nov. 4 that Jeter
ruptured a tendon versus the Boston Red Sox. The team captain played the rest of the postseason despite the injury.