Joba released from hospital


Via Anthony McCarron and Chad Jennings, Joba Chamberlain was released from the hospital in the wheelchair* this afternoon after suffering that open dislocation on Thursday. “Things are going as good as could be expected, as I understand it,” said Brian Cashman. “There’s a limit of what we can give in terms of absolutes, and there’s a spectrum of risk to optimism. We’re not in a position to give absolutes that this is going to be a definite one way or the other.”

Joba will remain in a cast for six weeks then will switch over to a weight-bearing walking boot. Infection remains a concern, but doctors feel the risk is small enough that he was released. With each day that passes, the risk of infection decreases. It’s good news that he was allowed to go home, but Joba still has a long, long way to go between this injury and his Tommy John surgery rehab. Fingers crossed.

* Doesn’t everyone get released from the hospital in a wheelchair? This isn’t unusual, right?

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Matt :: Sec110

    yeah, to the door at least.

  • flamingo

    It’s an insurance thing, I think.

    • Havok9120

      Yep. Its usually hospital policy for that reason.

  • Steve H

    Wheelchairs are very dangerous. I’m a little concerned Joba is spending time in one.

    • TwainsYankee

      That’s just Joba being irresponsible again

    • Steve S.


  • handtius

    i think they need to put a clause in joba’s contact forbidding him from playing with his kid. it’s just to dangerous.

    • Steve S.

      He can play with his kid, but he needs to wear a helmet.

      On his feet.

      • handtius

        he should just be wrapped in bubble wrap, head to foot and only be aloud to play with his kid in a zero gravity environment.

      • savagemurph

        And elbow pads and flak jacket and swimmies ……..

  • Rey22

    According to Archer, yes, everyone leaves in wheelchairs.

    • handtius


  • wendy cruz

    Wish Joba a speedy recovery… Sometimes young people make mistakes and he was just trying to spent some quality time with his kid, so let’s not be so hard on him.

  • Irrational fan

    If Joba can get his drinking problems behind him, he can find success in the MLB. Time for him to grow up and dump his kid off somewhere else. He has a job to do.

    • Steve S.

      I like the way you think, cowboy.

      Tell that sumbitch to put his kid in an orphanage AND THROW THE DAMN BASEBALL!!!!

  • Rainbow Connection

    “Doesn’t everyone get released from the hospital in a wheelchair? This isn’t unusual, right?”

    Not babies.

    • forensic

      No, but the moms do and the babies have to be strapped in their car seat while still in the room.