March 23, 2012

Joba had a trampoline accident yesterday

Maybe the Joba Rules should have indicated no trampoline jumping.

While Joba Chamberlain was recovering from Tommy John Surgery, he decided yesterday to hop on a trampoline with his son. Unfortunately for Joba, he dislocated his ankle and went under the knife, Jack Curry tweeted. Now Brian Cashman doesn't know if he'll ever pitch again.
It was irresponsible for Joba to participate in such acts with his son, and now he likely will never pitch again in pinstripes -- or maybe not for any team.

Cashman on if the injury was career-threatening: "I'd'like to say no. My heart and my gut tell me no."

I felt bad for Joba before this. He brought so much excitement to the Bronx when he first came up in August 2007. Then the Yankees tried him as a starter -- that backfired. Then they let him try to be a reliever again -- and after a rough 2010, he looked like was returning to old form last season. When he underwent Tommy John Surgery, some thought maybe he would come back stronger than before and he'd be his old self again. But now this.

Now it's hard for me to feel bad for him. This was a careless act and now his career might be in jeopardy.

UPDATE: OK, now I feel bad for him. According to the NY Daily News, his life was in jeopardy. That is sad, and I'll keep people updated when I hear the next update from the hospital (hopefully good news).

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