Joba has surgery on dislocated ankle; could be out for season
Via MLB.com’s Adam Berry in Tampa:
TAMPA, Fla. — Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain underwent surgery Thursday night for an open dislocation in his right ankle, general manager Brian Cashman said Friday morning.
Chamberlain, working his way back from Tommy John surgery, was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday night and will remain there for “at least a number of days,” Cashman said.
Cashman was not aware of all the details of Chamberlain’s injury but described it as “very significant.” He said it occurred some time Thursday while Chamberlain was out in the Tampa area with his son and believed the incident involved Chamberlain jumping on a trampoline.
Cashman couldn’t say how long the injury will keep Chamberlain off the field. When asked if it was a career-threatening situation, Cashman replied, “I’d like to say no.”
“I feel bad because I know how much he loves this game, and I know how much he was looking forward to coming back ahead of schedule,” Cashman said. “This is just an unfortunate accident that’s clearly derailed that. What more does this mean? I don’t know.”
Yankees manager Joe Girardi visited Chamberlain in the hospital Friday morning, and Cashman said he would visit him later Friday, after Chamberlain undergoes and MRI and CT scan.