Derek Jeter Weight Gain Photos Go Viral

The New York Post‘s Derek “Eater” back page has created a stir on the internet.

The Post obtained several less-than-flattering photos of Yankee Captain Derek Jeter who has apparently been putting on the pounds during his rehab from ankle surgery.

The Post tracked down the New York Yankees star, who as Deadspin pointed out, was even wearing cargo shorts, in Miami yesterday. The Post explains:

“Derek Jeter was spotted at a hotel on South Beach in Miami yesterday wearing a walking boot to protect the left ankle he broke in the playoffs last season. Yet the 38-year-old Jeter also seemed to be carrying another burden — some extra weight hanging from the Yankees shortstop’s normally fit frame.”

“According to general manager Brian Cashman, Jeter has been in a non-weight bearing situation and will continue to be until January. That means if he has been able to work out at all, it has been limited to upper body because he can’t put any weight on his left foot.”

Jeter had surgery on his fractured left ankle on October 20. Jeter injured his ankle during the 12th inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. During the six post-season games Jeter played in 2012,, he hit .333 (his regular season batting average was .313). He had 15 home runs during the regular season and 58 RBI.

How long do you think it will take Derek Jeter to get back into shape once he is cleared by doctors?