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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.


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