He’s done for this year, most likely next year and possibly forever. He was playing on trampoline with his son when he suffered what they are calling an “open dislocation of his right ankle.” And while I’m not completely sure what that means, it sounds pretty gruesome. Here are three excerpts about it from ESPN New York website: “expected to remain in the hospital for several days for the injury, which resulted in an open flesh wound around the ankle… Chamberlain lost a significant amount of blood and was taken by ambulance to the hospital…The wound in an ankle open fracture/dislocation typically is treated promptly to prevent infection before a fracture reduction is performed with plate and screw fixation carried out.” I have read that last one 5 times and i still have no idea what it means but it can’t be pleasant. It sounds like some seriously gruesome zombie horror movie type of stuff though. Nothing funny about this, I just hope Joba’s okay.
Here’s the link to the ESPN article: http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/7727304/2012-spring-training-new-york-yankees-joba-chamberlain-suffers-severe-field-ankle-dislocation