Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue Mar 31 12:51:05 EDT 2015
TOP NEWS
CHAMBERLAIN EXPECTS TO PITCH IN MAJOR LEAGUE THIS YEAR
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 01:37 PM EDT

An emotional Joba Chamberlain talked with the press, his 1st time since suffering a serious ankle injury while playing with his 5-year-old boy, Karter.

The NY Yankees pitcher was asked to elucidate exactly what happened at the children’s play facility they were at, where the whole floor is made up of trampolines. Football odds.

“I didn’t fall off anything,” Chamblerlain said. “I just went to take off — I was jumping from one to the other, because it’s like big rectangles, and that’s it. I went to jump, and Karter was right behind me, and I jumped, and I felt something go.

“As shortly as I landed, not unconsciously, I grabbed my leg and then I looked and I was like, ‘Oh, that’s not the way in which it must be facing.’”

Nonetheless Chamberlain vehemently declined reports he suffered significant blood loss, and that his life was ever in danger.

“I failed to lose lots of blood, in contrast to what folk wrote and what people read,” Chamberlain said. “It was not life threatening. I was not preparing on losing my foot. That was it.”

Chamberlain said there were only 4 people in the place at the time – himself, his boy, his friend Todd, and the person in control. His friend kept his child busy, while Chamberlain laid on a trampoline, made phone calls, and waited for the medics to arrive. Chamberlain claimed he stayed relaxed, and actually had to calm down the proprietor of the business.

The technical term for Chamberlain’s injury is an open dislocation of the subtalar joint in his right foot. After speaking with both Chamberlain and a team doctor after the news conference, Yankees GM Brian Cashman met with journalists to clarify the precise nature of the injury.

“He had no fracture, he had no bones fractured or stuff like that,” Cashman announced. “But there had been exposed bone and stuff like that from his heel, because the skin got compromised.”

He is anticipated to be in a non-weight bearing cast for 6 weeks. There is no timetable for his come back to a mound.

“No one can tell you if he’ll pitch this year or not yet,” Cashman said. “There’s a possibility he will be able to, and there’s a possibility he will not. Football spreads.

“Could he be back as soon as this year? Yes. May he be back next year? Yes. Is this a problem that might be a real matter for him going forward if he never gets back? Yes… But I am upbeat that the best-case scenario will work out and he’ll pitch for us once again this year. But that’s just my heart and my gut; I don’t have anything else to go off of.”

Chamberlain is optimistic he can pitch this season.

“Clearly, there’s plenty of things that are going to have to happen before that,” Chamberlain recounted. “(However) I think there is a great chance that that’s definitely going to happen.”

The 26-year-old righty, who previously was recuperating from Tommy John surgery he went through last June, attempted to put a positive spin on his latest injury.

Chamberlain stated that he is working with the New York Yankees to come up with a strategy for the following couple of weeks, and feels that everything in his life has happened for a reason, including this latest setback.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASKETBALL 3/10/2015 - 4/15/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
HOCKEY 3/10/2015 - 4/11/2015
2/10/2015 - 3/9/2015
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Temple
2
Stanford
3
Los Angeles Clippers
4
Golden State Warriors
5
Miami Florida
03/31/2015
ATP - Miami, USAMANNARINO, A vs. THIEM, D07:50 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USABERDYCH, T vs. MONFILS, G08:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAMONACO, J vs. VERDASCO, F09:10 AM PST
WTA - Miami, USAPETKOVIC, A vs. PLISKOVA, K10:00 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USAANDERSON, K vs. MURRAY, A11:15 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USASIMON, G vs. FERRER, D11:30 AM PST
ATP - Miami, USADJOKOVIC, N vs. DOLGOPOLOV, A12:35 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USANISHIKORI, K vs. GOFFIN, D2:00 PM PST
College BasketballMiami Florida vs Temple4:00 PM PST
College BasketballTennessee Martin vs Evansville4:00 PM PST
NHLPanthers at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Capitals4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLLightning at Maple Leafs4:30 PM PST
NHLSenators at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
WTA - Miami, USASUAREZ NAV., C vs. WILLIAMS, V4:30 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Nets4:35 PM PST
NBAHawks vs Pistons4:35 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Predators5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Jets5:00 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Heat5:05 PM PST
College BasketballNJIT vs Northern Arizona6:00 PM PST
ATP - Miami, USAISNER, J vs. RAONIC, M6:00 PM PST
College BasketballStanford vs Old Dominion6:25 PM PST
NBAWarriors vs Clippers7:35 PM PST
04/01/2015
NBAPistons vs Hornets4:05 PM PST
NBASpurs vs Magic4:05 PM PST
NBA76ers vs Wizards4:05 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Sabres4:30 PM PST
NBAPacers vs Celtics4:35 PM PST
NBANets vs Knicks4:35 PM PST
College BasketballLoyola Chicago vs UL - Monroe5:00 PM PST
NHLFlyers at Penguins5:00 PM PST
NBAKings vs Rockets5:05 PM PST
NBABulls vs Bucks5:05 PM PST
NBARaptors vs Timberwolves5:05 PM PST
NBAMavericks vs Thunder5:05 PM PST
NBANuggets vs Jazz6:05 PM PST
NHLOilers at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NBAClippers vs Trail Blazers7:05 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Sharks7:30 PM PST
NBAPelicans vs Lakers7:35 PM PST
04/02/2015
NHLIslanders at Blue Jackets4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Canadiens4:30 PM PST
NHLLightning at Senators4:30 PM PST
NHLBruins at Red Wings4:30 PM PST
NHLHurricanes at Panthers4:30 PM PST
NHLFlames at Blues5:00 PM PST
NHLRangers at Wild5:00 PM PST
NHLCanucks at Blackhawks5:30 PM PST
NHLOilers at Kings7:30 PM PST
04/03/2015
NHLBlackhawks at Sabres4:00 PM PST
NHLCanadiens at Devils4:00 PM PST
NHLBlues at Stars5:30 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Ducks7:00 PM PST
NHLCoyotes at Sharks7:00 PM PST
04/04/2015
UFCL Murphy vs L Carmouche08:00 AM PST
UFCA Yakovlev vs G Maynard08:00 AM PST
UFCT Johnson vs S Abdurahimov08:00 AM PST
UFCJ Jones vs R Stallings08:00 AM PST
UFCR Lamas vs C Mendes10:00 AM PST
UFCA Iaquinta vs J Masvidal10:00 AM PST
UFCM Clarke vs M Chiesa10:00 AM PST
UFCM Dudieva vs J Pena10:00 AM PST
UFCR Peralta vs C Guida10:00 AM PST
UFCD Ferreira vs D Poirier10:00 AM PST
NHLFlyers at Hurricanes10:00 AM PST
NHLPenguins at Blue Jackets11:00 AM PST
NHLCanucks at Jets12:00 PM PST
College BasketballMichigan State vs Duke3:05 PM PST
NHLLightning at Panthers4:00 PM PST
NHLSabres at Islanders4:00 PM PST
NHLDevils at Rangers4:00 PM PST
NHLWings at Wild4:00 PM PST
NHLMaple Leafs at Bruins4:00 PM PST
NHLCapitals at Senators4:00 PM PST
NHLStarts at Predators5:00 PM PST
College BasketballWisconsin vs Kentucky5:45 PM PST
NHLSharks at Coyotes6:00 PM PST
NHLFlames at Oilers7:00 PM PST
NHLAvalanche at Kings7:00 PM PST

x