go to MSN.com
Found March 04, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:

Via Larry Brown Sports:

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg and dislocated the ankle while skydiving in Florida.

Cashman jumped with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base outside Miami, a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was hurt on his second jump Monday.

The Yankees said X-rays at Homestead Hospital revealed a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Cashman was scheduled for surgery later in the day with Dr. Dominic Carreira at Broward Health Medical Center.

''I'm in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience,'' Cashman said in a statement. ''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 45-year-old, who has been the team's GM since February 1998, also has rappelled down a 350-foot, 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., in an elf's costume the past two Decembers as part of the town's ''Heights and Lights'' celebration.

John Harper of The Daily News shared a photo of Cashman laying on the ground waiting to receive medical attention.

Cashman’s skydive benefitted the Wounded Warrior Project, so at the very least he can take comfort knowing that his pain is paying off. Here we are thinking that incredibly strange spring training injuries like this and this can only happen to players. Little did we know, GMs are just as susceptible.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

7 Comments:
  • PaigeGrewneb, PLEASE take your spam crap elsewhere. It does NOT belong here, and NO ONE wants to read it here.....TROLL!!!! Now, as to the article; 100% WORTH IT! Kudos to Brian Cashman for living life!! What a rush it is, eh? Sorry 'bout that ankle, though. May you heal rapidly.
  • Who freaking cares? Too bad the chute opened.
  • Wow! Thats sweet! Hope nothing like this ever happens to you or a family member. KARMA is a BI**H!!!!!!
  • Nice! Now he can hang out w Aroid & Grandy and wait for a few more of the seniors on that team of fossils to join them.
  • I'm not surprised. He's a Yankee, after all.

    Heal well and fast, Brian. There ain't no replacement while you rehab. I give you two weeks. That's it.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Time for Brian Cashman to grow up

When Yankees GM Brian Cashman started his "look at me, I'm rappelling" nonsense a few years ago, I got hate mail from his minions for daring to criticize his immaturity. Apparently, if you act like a complete knucklehead, risking your life and health, but it's for charity, it's perfectly acceptable to some people. I wondered then about what would happen if something...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks his leg skydiving

So about that black cat that has been stalking the New York Yankees as of late. General manager Brian Cashman is the latest casualty of the team’s recent run of bad luck.  Please click here to read this story. The post New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman breaks his leg skydiving appeared first on Players View.

For Brian Crashman, the man who traded Jesus and said no to Johnny, running the Yankees must be a tedious, boring nightmare

If Brian Cashman was a player, the Yankees would have traded him by now. One too many back page headlines, and one too many disastrous deals. And Monday would have been the final straw.  The guy who questioned Joba Chamberlain’s decision to jump on a trampoline with his son just snapped his leg like Joe Theisman while leaping from a plane. The guy who said no to a second act of...
FREE FALLING

Yanks GM breaks ankle skydiving

Brian Cashman parachuted out of a plane on Monday morning in an effort to raise awareness in the Wounded Warrior Project, but ended up breaking his ankle in the process.

Yankees' Brian Cashman injured while skydiving

New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman suffered a broken leg and a dislocated ankle on his second jump while skydiving for charity.  Cashman was jumping with the Army's Golden Knights in an effort to raise money for the Wounded Warrior project. According to initial reports, Cashman had suffered a fracture ankle with the bone protruding through the skin. People who attended...

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Breaks Ankle in Sky-Diving Stunt (Photos)

Red Sox fans will enjoy this one. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman got more then he bargained for when he decided to go sky-diving with the Golden Knights of the United States Army. On Monday, Cashman suffered a broken ankle during his second jump and will undergo surgery, John Harper of the New York Daily news confirmed. Cashman says he needs surgery on ankle. Hasn'...
FREEFALLING

Video from Brian Cashman's skydive

We told you guys yesterday that Yankees GM Brian Cashman went skydiving outside of Miami. He went up not once, but twice and ended up severely injuring his ankle on the second jump. The NY Post accompanied Cashman on the flight and filmed the first jump. Unfortunately they didn’t release video of the second jump so there is no footage (yet) of Cashman’s bone poking through the...

Brian Cashman breaks ankle skydiving

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman went skydiving on Monday. Cashman went skydiving with the Golden Knights of the US Army on Monday at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida. After enjoying his first jump Cashman opted to go for a second. It was then that he broke his ankle. Cashman: i heard a pop in my ankle. twitter.com/NYDNHarper/sta… — John Harper (@NYDNHarper)...

Not much change in Brian Cashman pre/post ankle break

Up top that's Brian Cashman waiting to jump in an effort to raise awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project. Down below that's the Yankees GM, wounded. The New York Daily News' John Harper... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Before breaking his leg, Yanks GM Brian Cashman parachuted sucessfully

Last year, Yankees GM Brian Cashman rappelled down some 20 stories as part of the annual Stamford, Connecticut Heights and Lights Festival. Yesterday, he parachuted with the Golden Knights in order... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Cashman posts photo of himself after ankle surgery

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...
LUCKY BREAK

Ichiro involved in car accident

The Yankees' have had a tough spring and it almost got worse on Saturday when Ichiro was involved in a car accident, but he reportedly walked away unhurt. 

Teixeira hurts wrist, more bad news for Yankees

AL BEast Notebook – March 6 Yankees are dropping faster than Brian Cashman out of an airplane. Bad news continues to pile up for the Bombers. First baseman Mark Teixeira hurt his right wrist swinging in the batting cage on Tuesday and will miss at least two weeks. Yes, he’s out of the World Baseball Classic, but the bigger news is that Tex won’t even be swinging a bat for practically...
Yankees 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!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joakim Soria traded to Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with the Texas Rangers that will send Joakim Soria to the Tigers in exchange for prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Kyle Bogenschutz was first to report the news on Twitter. The trade is pending physicals of all players involved. Thompson and Knebel were rated among Detroit’s ten best prospects coming into the year per Baseball...
Via Baseball News Source
34 minutes ago

Did Muschamp tweet message intended for recruit?

Will Muschamp got excited, sent this tweet, then deleted it.
Via Gamedayr
1 hour ago

Kansas City signs Jamaal Charles to extension

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is reportedly on his way to training camp after the two sides agreed to a long-term contract extension on Wedensday.  Jamaal Charles and the #Chiefs have struck a deal, source says. He’s heading to camp now. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2014 Charles was a holdout for all of about 30 minutes prior to reportedly agreeing to...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago

Seahawks wide receiver announces sudden retirement

The Seattle Seahawks logjam at wide receiver just got a little less crowded. Moments ago, veteran wideout Sidney Rice announced his retirement. The team’s website quoted Rice as saying his health was the primary reason: WR Sidney Rice has announced his retirement from the @nfl. READ: [http://t.co/krW8Ixv50F] pic.twitter.com/nOyea590cQ — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 23,...
Via cover32 - Seahawks
7 hours ago

Report: Fred Davis wanted by D.C. police for domestic violence

Former Washington Redsksins tight end Fred Davis is reportedly being sought by Washington D.C police for a domestic violence incident. According to WUSA9, police are looking for Davis who was involved in a domestic violence incident on June 2. D.C. police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
8 hours ago

Jets will do ‘whatever it takes’ to make playoffs in 2014

After three consecutive playoff-less seasons, Rex Ryan is desperate to get back. Ryan, entering his sixth (and perhaps last) year as the Jets' coach, told the New York Daily News that he'll do "whatever it takes" to qualify for the postseason. “There’s nothing like it,” Ryan said. “You got to earn your way to get there though. And that’s the thing...
Via Helmet2Helmet
8 hours ago

Bret Bielema takes some shots at Alabama and Lane Kiffin

Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema is still not making any friends. Bielema was in Bristol at ESPN studios and had some interesting things to say about Alabama. The NCAA implemented a new two-week dead period that ran from June 30-July 13. Bielema was asked a question about how he felt about the year round nature of college football. Bielema’s answer included a shot at Alabama....
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 hours ago

Jeff Fisher: Sam has 'absolutely not' been a distraction

The Michael Sam distraction show continued Wednesday morning with Sam’s head coach going to bat for the St. Louis Rams rookie. Sam has been in the news this week after former NFL head coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted the defensive end because Dungy felt Sam would be an unneeded distraction. Dungy tried to clarify those comments Tuesday, and Sam himself has chimed...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago

WEEI host digs deeper hole with terrible Erin Andrews “apology”

It was one week ago when WEEI radio host Kirk Minihane unleashed a vulgar rant in the direction of Erin Andrews.  Minihane called her a “gutless b*tch” which clearly crossed any line of decency, even for the widening cesspool that is sports talk radio.  The station issued a statement from Minihane apologizing for the comments, although there’s no evidence that Minihane was...
Via Awful Announcing
10 hours ago

Report: Rays' Joel Peralta may have mosquito-borne virus

Tampa Bays relief pitcher Joel Peralta says he's been feeling sick since he went home to the Dominican Republic during the All-Star break and thinks he has been stricken with chikungunya — the mosquito-borne virus spreading over Florida and the Caribbean.Peralta began feeling sick on Friday after visiting the Dominican Republic where chikungunya is extremely prevalent, reported CBS...
Via The Other Paper
15 hours ago
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.