Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

As expected, the bizarre injuries have been piling up all throughout spring training for various MLB teams. For the most part, the damage has been minor. Unfortunately for the Yankees and Joba Chamberlain, that was not the case on Thursday.

“Joba Chamberlain dislocated right ankle yesterday and had surgery last night,” Jack Curry of the YES Network wrote on Twitter Friday morning. “(Brian) Cashman called it a significant injury. Cashman said Joba injured himself while playing with his son. They were jumping around on a ‘trampoline’ of sorts.

“When Cashman was asked if Joba’s injury was career threatening, he said, ‘I’d’ like to say no. My heart and my gut tell me no,’” Curry continued. “Cashman said he feels for Joba on a personal level. He added that its a ‘massive’ loss for the team.”

Judging by the way Curry described Cashman’s tone, this is obviously a very significant injury. Curry added that it is not believed that Chamberlain’s son was injured, and that Cashman was noticeably “shaken” when delivering the news.

We joke about other strange injuries like this one and this one — which both happened over the past few weeks — but you hate to see something like this happen. Joba was reportedly making good progress in his return from Tommy John surgery, and the ankle injury is obviously going to be a major setback for him. With the way it sounds at the moment, it wouldn’t be surprising if Chamberlain misses all of 2012.

H/T Hardball Talk

1 Comment:
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Jim Harbaugh being encouraged to take Michigan job

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Wolves trade Corey Brewer to the Rockets

Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

Brandon Browner fined $8K for throwing Brandon Gibson to turf

Report: Sharper, NFLers called spiked drinks 'horny juice'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady

Jim Harbaugh won in laser tag by 'hunting' 10-year-old kid

Eddie Lacy is ‘very blind,’ refuses to wear goggles

Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI, gets probation

NFL scouts not in love with Amari Cooper?

Report: No teams interested in trading for Lance Stephenson

Video: Swaggy P elbows Steven Adams in throat, gets ejected

Video: Grizzlies buy car for assistant who had his stolen

Video: LeBron takes pass to the face from Dion Waiters

New video of Ray Rice incident emerges

President Obama calls James Franco “James Flacco”

NBA games of the weekend: Rondo's Dallas debut, Bulls-Grizz

Tuscaloosa students will have two days off if Bama plays in National Championship

Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating

Longhorn Network’s yule log? Five hours of BEVO

Will a Chiefs WR finally catch a TD in Week 16?

Jon Lester and the Cubs

The Toronto Raptors reveal their new logo

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Phelps gets probation for DUI

NFL coaches on hot seat in Week 16

The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Most underpaid NFL players in 2014

Gronk jokes about Brady compliment

In Matt Kemp, did the Dodgers find a pigeon in Padres?

Why the Saints are legit playoff threat

Impact of U.S.-Cuba relations on MLB

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.