Tests show no microfractures in Joba’s ankle


Via Chad Jennings, tests showed no microfractures in Joba Chamberlain‘s right ankle following Thursday’s open dislocation. His is being kept in the hospital tonight as a precaution and will be released tomorrow. He will remain in a cast for six weeks. Infection is the main concern, particularly an infection of the bone which could end his career. Joe Girardi said the Yankees will take is slow with his rehab for obvious reasons, but this is certainly about as good as the news could have been.

Categories : Asides, Injuries


  1. crawdaddie says:

    This is great news because if he doesn’t need any further surgery and can avoid any infections then he should heal a lot faster than many of us were speculating about yesterday.

  2. Bo Knows says:

    Good to hear

  3. Manimal says:

    This is extremely good news, considering the dislocation broke skin which usually is an indication of some sort of fracture.

    • nedro says:

      Severe dislocation of the ankle is sometimes accompanied by tearing of the skin, even without a fracture, the reason being that the malleoli (the bony prominences on the lateral and medial aspects of the ankle) are, well, really bony, and the skin over the area is very thin.

      • nedro says:

        BTW still no word on the extent of the ligament damage? Besides infection, I would think that to be the main concern.

  4. I’ve basically come to accept that Joba is a freak of nature who was throwing in the mid-90s with a torn elbow ligament last season. If anyone can come back from what sounded like a pretty horrific ankle injury in some record amount of time, I’m sure it’s him.

  5. Manny's BanWagon says:

    Great news. It would be a shame if a trampoline accident was the end of the legend of Joba.

  6. the big dumbo says:

    tomorrow: joba breaks neck pillow fighting

  7. Dew says:

    Joba is Native American strong. Maybe some dark sorcery and hell be back in no time!

  8. Monterowasdinero says:

    I would be very surprised if Joba makes it back this year. He is ummmm, a big man and he won’t be exercising for 6-8 weeks. It is his push off ankle on the rubber. He has barely thrown off the mound in ST.

    2013 folks.

  9. Plank says:

    Scientists have made a rendering of what they expect Joba to look like after 6 weeks of both upper and lower body inactivity.

  10. Another Bronx Dynasty says:

    When Joba came up in 2007 he was a freak of nature…like somthing out of a movie. He threw lightning bolts 98 -99 MPH and he was invincible. Talk about horrible luck remember the
    Midges in Cleveand in 2007?

    They moved him to a starter when we had no pitching and he gave instant credability. He was our version of Beckett…until he got hurt in Boston. Then the Yankees messed him up with the Joba Rules & starter – reliever yo-yo. He seemed to finally to be rehabbing ahead of scheduele and now this ankle dislocation.

    It’s still way too early to see if this is career threatening but if he comes back from this to anything what he once was this will be a great story in baseball.

  11. Eric says:

    Everybody can jump back up to the bridge now

  12. Midland TX says:

    I hope he takes full advantage of being on all that penicillin.

  13. Marc says:

    Unbelievable! I just read Klapisch’s article, and I couldn’t believe what had happened. Hope he gets through this.

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