TAMPA, Fla. (WFAN/AP) — Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain has been released from a hospital, three days after dislocating his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline.
New York general manager Brian Cashman said before the Yankees played a Detroit Tigers’ split squad Sunday that Chamberlain’s recovery is going as well as can be expected.
Chamberlain was hurt while playing with his son Thursday at a recreation spot. He needed surgery for the injury, in which a bone broke through the skin.
WFAN’s Mike Francesa received more details during Friday’s show. He read a Daily News report to his audience on-air, “The ankle injury was so severe, the bone came through the skin. He lost so much blood, there was initially concern for his life.”
Cashman says Chamberlain will be in a cast for six weeks. There is no timetable for the 26-year-old to resume pitching.
“The estimates are probably three months of no pressure on it, where he won’t be able to walk on it at all,” said Dr. Ken Stier, clinical dean at Touro College. “So it’s likely that he’ll miss the entire season.”
The 6-foot-2, 240-pound right-hander was working his way back from elbow ligament replacement surgery and was expected to return in June.
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