Monday, March 26, 2012

Joba released from hospital in a special cast

A somber looking Joba Chamberlain was wheeled out of Tampa's St. Joseph's Hospital in a wheelchair with his right ankle in a special cast.

Wearing glasses and an Adidas cap covering his grim and stubbled face, the Yankees reliever didn't answer questions except if he was feeling better after the gruesome injury to his right ankle.

"Yeah," was his reply.

The one thing everyone wanted to know what were those tubes sticking out of the cast on his right foot?

According to Dr. Peter Salob, a sports medicine specialist and orthopedic surgeon in Englewood, N.J., they are most likely tubes used to pump cool water around the pitcher's ankle.

"It's definitely a more aggressive measure to treat it, but with pro sports teams, any type of injury they have , usually they will use some type of ice machine," said Salob.  "This is really critical.  With the type of injury he had, often there's a significant amount of swelling  around the ankle and that's one way to reduce the swelling."



The news that Chamberlain was leaving the hospital and was feeling better was good news for the Yankees.  After Thursday's accident while jumping on a trampoline, there was talk that the severe break was career-ending and even life-threatening.

"It's good to see him out, that he's doing well," said manager Joe Girardi.  "Obviously, the wound has to close up to get through that.  But I am optimistic that he is going to pitch for us this year, I am. And we're going to be there for him the whole  way."

The frustrated Chamberlain— who is already recovering from Tommy John surgery last year— vowed to be back on the mound by this July.

5 comments:

  1. IT IS A SHAME WHEN AN ATHLETE HAS A INJURY THAT MAY END HIS CARRER.YOU CAN'T LOCK YOURSELF IN A BUBBLE IN FEAR THAT SOME THING WILL HAPPEN. HOPEFULLY CHAMBERLAIN WILL RECOVER SOON WITH NO PROBLEMS. I AM SURE THE YANKEE'S ARE REALLY MAD AT HIM.

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    1. I agree that you can't lock yourself in a bubble, but you also have to be responsible enough to realize that what you are about to do can affect your livelihood.

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  2. I am sure the Yankee's are disappointed but he was just playing with his kid. It was just bad luck for him and for the Yankee's and their fans.

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  3. Screw Joba... from a Yankee fan to a Yankee player with no personality, class or any recognition that his FANS make him the pitcher he is.

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  4. You are an idiot if you think that fans have anything to do with how good a player is. Joba has worked hard to get to where he is. Add his coaches in HS, coaches at Nebraska and throughout the Yankee organization. You are another dumb sports fan!

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