Yanks GM Brian Cashman scheduled for surgery after skydiving mishap

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman didn’t escape unscathed from his parachute jump with the Army Golden Knights on Monday, but said that he still considered the event to have been an “awesome experience.”

Cashman’s first jump with the Golden Knights went perfectly at the Homestead Air Force Base, and the GM agreed to go back up for a second jump. That one didn’t go quite as well, and Cashman felt a pop in his ankle upon landing. X-rays revealed he suffered a broken right fibula and a dislocated right ankle, and Cashman is scheduled to have surgery on Monday evening.

“I’m in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience,” Cashman said in a statement released by the Yankees. “The Golden Knights are first class. While I certainly didn’t intend to raise awareness in exactly this fashion, I’m extremely happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well-deserved additional attention.”

Cashman was participating in the event to help raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

“It’s an opportunity to do something that a lot of people don’t do or will ever do, so that’s awesome,” Cashman said last week. “It’s called living. But it’s not on my list of something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m kind of excited for the opportunity to do it, but at the same time, big-time nervous about doing it.”

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My kid sister did this falling down the stairs one time, it looked pretty grim then from what I saw & required surgery! (I only looked into the medical room – I cleared off to the library citing a physics exam the next morning to study for – otherwise I’d have passed out it was that bad!)

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Matt should be here…now he really is Crashman!

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So does this give new meaning to the phrase, Break A Leg???

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EST) Note: SUN is EDT
TUE - MAR - 5 - vs Atlanta - 7:05 PM - YES, MLB.TV, MLBN (12 AM WED)**
WED - MAR - 6 - vs Dominican Rep. - 1:05 PM - YES, MLB.TV, MLBN*
THU - MAR - 7 - at Cardinals 1:05 PM -
FRI - MAR - 8 - at Marlins 1:05 PM -
SAT - MAR - 9 - vs Atlanta - 1:05 PM - YES, MLB.TV
SUN - MAR - 10 - at Toronto - 1:05 PM - MLB.TV, MLBN (3 AM MON)**
* NOTE: MLBN live game time broadcasts will likely be blacked out in the YES service area.
** NOTE: Where indicated MLBN broadcasts are delayed.

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Tell Joba not to sky-dive either!

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