Derek Jeter will be in a walking boot when he appears at a news conference Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

Jeter was diagnosed last week with another small fracture in his left ankle, which he originally broke in October.

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman confirmed Tuesday that Jeter, whose ankle was immobilized for weeks in a boot after he underwent surgery in October, would be placed back in the boot by Dr. Robert Anderson, the Charlotte, N.C.,-based foot and ankle specialist who performed the operation.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi mentioned earlier Tuesday that he believed Jeter would need to use the boot again as part of his recovery.

"He saw the doctor again, and he'll meet us [in New York] on Thursday," Girardi said before the Yankees' game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Girardi said he had not spoken with Jeter this week, although he had sent the shortstop a text message.