Tests show no microfractures in Joba’s ankle

Cervelli leaves game after hit-by-pitch
Open Thread: 3/24 Camp Notes

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.

Cervelli leaves game after hit-by-pitch
Open Thread: 3/24 Camp Notes
  • crawdaddie

    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.

  • Bo Knows

    Good to hear

  • Manimal

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

    • nedro

      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

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

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    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.

    • Chelo

      100% on this. The guy is something else physically lol

      • nedro

        Corn-fed Nebraska farm boy. Heard he can toss a haybale up two stories.

    • Mike c

      yup, the kid’s a beast

    • Tom Zig

      Didnt he also not even realize anything was wrong bc it didnt hurt

      • Kevin Winters

        Yea I think he never reported any pain until maybe a couple of days before they shut him down.

    • DM


  • Manny’s BanWagon

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

  • the big dumbo

    tomorrow: joba breaks neck pillow fighting

    • nedro

      Tests will reveal it has been broken since 2007

      • fin

        I laughed.

        • Tyrone Sharpton

          I didnt. this is a serious injury, we shudnt make fun of it

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Always the voice of reason.

  • Dew

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

    • PBFog


      Yes, I don’t actually give a shit.

      • Tyrone Sharpton

        makes me sad to see joba getting racist comments like this

  • Monterowasdinero

    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.

    • nedro

      Paging Dr. wasdinero…

      • Monterowasdinero

        I just might be, Dr.Nedro.


  • Plank

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


    • LarryM.,Fl.

      You should be scolded for that picture.

    • Gonzo

      That is unfortunate……

      That you couldn’t find a picture of Rosie O’Donnell.

  • Another Bronx Dynasty

    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.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

    Everybody can jump back up to the bridge now

  • Midland TX

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

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

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