Chamberlain hospitalized with ankle injury
Joba Chamberlain had surgery last night and remains in St. Josephs hospital after suffering an open dislocation of his right ankle.
The injury happened yesterday while Chamberlain was playing with his son.
Brian Cashman called it a significant injury and said there’s no word on how long Chamberlain will be out. Whether this threatens his season or even his career, Cashman said, is still unclear.
Excuse me? He was playing with his son and now his season, not to mention his career, might be over?
Apparently, he was with his son at some kids’ facility and may have been jumping on a – wait for it – trampoline.
I’m sure there’s no clause in anybody’s contract specifically ruling out trampoline jumping, and I certainly don’t fault the guy for spending quality time with his boy. It’s just soooo sad.
First Dave Robertson trips down the stairs at home while carrying a box, but at least he’s pitching again and didn’t lose that much time. A dislocation and surgery doesn’t sound good at all. And to think Joba was making progress after his long layoff after TJ surgery. Everyone, including me, was hopeful he’d really contribute this year, maybe as soon as June. It just goes to show that there is never enough pitching to compensate for injuries, freakish or otherwise.
Cashman called the injury “devastating” to the NYT. Sometimes news like this makes me want to go back to sleep. Ugh.
P.S. Now there’s news about injured Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks. Via hardballtalk.nbcsports.com:
Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks was arrested in Ft. Myers at 3:43 AM this morning. The charges: DUI, property damage and hit-and-run, suggesting that he crashed his car and tried to take off.
Jenks was not expected to pitch for a long, long time — he’s on the 60-day disabled list — but it’s not like that makes this news any better.
Yikes. Is there a full moon or something?