Andy Pettitte (46) of the New York Yankees grabs his leg as he is checked on after he was hit with a batted ball in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on June 27. Pettitte suffered a broken left ankle. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Andy Pettitte Injury: Yankees' Veteran Lefty Suffers Minor Setback

Andy Pettitte has temporarily suspended his throwing program after suffering a minor setback in his recovery from a fractured left fibula.

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Andy Pettitte Injury Update: Yankees Lefty Reportedly Considering 2013 Return

Veteran lefty Andy Pettitte says he is nearly healed from the broken ankle he suffered this season and is now also talking about a potential return for the 2013 season. Pettitte took a line drive off the foot in mid-July and has been on the shelf ever since, trying to rehab his way off the DL. It's not clear whether he'll return to the Yankees this season, but he told Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York that he's also not ruling out a return next year either:

Asked if he would rule out a return to the Yankees next season, Pettitte said, "No, I wouldn't. I mean, I'll go home again and talk to my family about it and pray about it and really I'll do what I feel like is the right thing to do. I really can't tell you right now that there's no way I'm (not) going to play."

Pettitte indicated that he was healed from the broken ankle but now needs to avoid a rehab setback, like the one he suffered in Seattle.

After coming out of retirement, the veteran Yankee proved himself as a valuable member of the rotation this season, posting a 3-3 record with a 3.22 ERA before the injury.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley.

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Andy Pettitte Injury Update: Yankees Pitcher Suffers Minor Setback

Andy Pettitte has suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a fracture in his left fibula. The New York Yankees left-hander had to momentarily suspend his throwing program but is still looking to return in August.

"Doc said he was hoping it would be healed a little better than it was," Pettitte said. "The first two weeks it healed really quick and I feel like we have slowed down a little bit. He said, 'Let's try to stay off it a little bit.' That is where we are at."

Pettitte worked his way up to 55 pitches throwing off flat ground. Progress came a bit too quickly, however, and staying on his feet increased swelling around the ankle. Pettitte still has approximately one more month left on his 60-day stint on the disabled list, so there is still a chance he'll be ready to return as soon as he possibly can.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley.

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Andy Pettitte Injury Update: Yankees Pitcher Will Have Follow-Up X-Ray Sunday

Injured New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte will have a follow-up X-ray on his left ankle on Sunday to evaluate his recovery (via ESPN New York).

Pettitte said about his uneasy wait to return to action, "I'm antsy. You wanna work. If you're not able to pitch, you wanna be able to go for a run, but I'm just trying to be patient and try to stay in shape."

Pettitte did not experience any discomfort while throwing on Friday on flat grown prior to the Yankees' game against the Angels and says his ankle feels "100 better than it has been." He has Sept. 1 circled for his return from the injury. The Yankees will be in the second game of a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on that date.

Pettitte's ankle was fractured on June 27 when a line drive off the bat of Indians first baseman Casey Kotchman struck it. In nine starts in 2012, the 40-year-old veteran is 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley.

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Andy Pettitte Injury Update: Broken Ankle Expected To Sideline Yankees' Starter 6 Weeks

New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte suffered a broken ankle on Wednesday, the same day it was announced that fellow starter CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin.

Pettitte is expected to miss the next six weeks with a fractured left ankle after leaving his start against the Cleveland Indians in the fifth inning, but he is not expected to require surgery. Pettitte left his outing Wednesday after being struck by a comebacker in the fifth inning.


Related: CC Sabathia Placed On 15-Day Disabled List

Cleveland's first batter in the fifth inning, Casey Kotchman, roped a comebacker off Pettitte's left ankle. The Yankees' lefty remained in the game temporarily after the incident, but left the game limping after throwing one pitch to the next hitter, Lou Marson.

Pettitte entered Wednesday with a 3-3 record and a 3.29 ERA. He allowed three hits and one unearned run against the Indians on Wednesday.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley.

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