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What does Brian Cashman have in common with Derek Jeter and Joba Chamberlain? Nothing really besides having the third most famous broken ankle in recent New York Yankees history.
After the Yankees general manager broke his right fibula and dislocated his right ankle while skydiving with the Golden Knights of the U.S. Army Monday morning, Cashman had surgery later at Broward Health Medical Center and posted a photo of himself in a thigh-high cast giving the thumbs up.
Cashman made the jump to help raise awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project —as well as a little thrill-seeking life experience — and was in an upbeat mood after suffering the injury on his second unscheduled tandem jump.
"I'm in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience," Cashman said in a release. "The Golden Knights are first class. While I certainly didn't intend to raise awareness in exactly this fashion, I'm extremely happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well deserved additional attention."
The daredevil GM said he was a "nervous" when his parachuting partner, Sgt. 1st Class Noah Watts "walked me to the edge, and the wind was blowing, and we were 12,500 feet up." Cashman was actually at a height of 13,650 before they jumped from the plane and did a free fall for 48 seconds at a speed of 129 mph, according to Watts.
The Golden Knights are no strangers to the Bronx Bombers and have parachuted into Yankee Stadium numerous times over the years without incident. Tiger Woods, Bill Murray and George H.W. Bush are a few of the high profile names that have jumped tandem with the elite group at various sites.
"Jumping out of a plane was like nothing I can ever describe," said the 45-year-old Cashman after the first skydive. "It was really fast. You could feel it."
And after the second jump?
"It was awesome," he said via text message after the painful landing.
Now it's off to ask Jeter for some rehab tips and get ready for his next big leap of faith — signing Robinson Cano.
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