Originally posted on Speculative Sports  |  Last updated 3/23/12

Jaws, the hit movie series about a mass great white shark with attitude issues and a mean streak, made people think twice about going into the water. When they hear about what happened to New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain they might think twice about getting on a trampoline.

While playing with his son on their trampoline Thursday the Yankees reliever suffered a compound fracture in his ankle meaning that the bone was protruding out from his skin. The loss of blood was so severe that his life was believed to be in danger at one point.

“Keep him in our prayers, because obviously he’s facing a lot right now,” said Yankees GM Brian Cashman.

Chamberlain was already trying to make a comeback from Tommy John surgery. He is said to have been progressing well and was expected to be back in the bullpen within a few months. A timetable for a return from this injury has yet to be announced.

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