Derek Jeter has no doubt he will return to the New York Yankees this season at the same level that made him one of baseball's most revered players.

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees gets injured in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series (Alex Trautwig, Getty Images)

The shortstop was in pinstripes Thursday when he spoke at Yankee Stadium for the first time about a new fracture that was discovered last week in the ankle he broke during Game 1 of the AL championship series Oct. 13.

The Yankees have said the new injury should push Jeter's return to mid-July. Jeter says he has a date in mind but would not share it because he did not want to disappoint himself or anyone else after failing to be ready for opening day, his original plan.