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...
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mysterious man forces evacuation at Marathon finish line

A mysterious looking man wearing a black dress with a large black back pack under a black veil prompted Boston police to evacuate the area near the Boston Marathon finish line after he barged toward the area with the suspicious package Tuesday night at about 7:00 p.m.The surreal scene began when a single man — whom Boston police said appeared to be "not of sound mind"...
Via The Other Paper
10 hours ago  | 

Friend thinks Tiger Woods will miss US Open

The friendship between former PGA player-turned-Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay goes all the way back to their days as teammates on the golf team at Stanford, so if anyone may have insight on what Tiger’s plans are as he recovers from back surgery on March 31, it likely would be him. Begay appeared on CBS […] The post Pal Notah Begay says Tiger Woods unlikely to play in U.S...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  | 

Jared Lorenzen tweets great joke about new food policy

In case you missed it, the NCAA announced a new ruling today that requires schools to provide unlimited meals and snacks to its student athletes.Naturally, Jared Lorenzen, the former University of Kentucky and NFL quarterback who is also known as the "Hefty Lefty" for his big-boned physique, had something to say about the news. And he took to Twitter Tuesday night to share...
Via Bush League Chronicle
9 hours ago  | 

Packers fans have their own dating website

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; If you’re a Green Bay Packers fan and you’re looking for love,  look no further than greenbaypackerslovers.com. I would love to know why the background is blue.  I guess you can only have so much green and yellow before it becomes too much. In case you've been lookin' for love...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 hours ago  | 

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
6 hours ago  | 

Rolando McClain late, unimpressive in workout

credit: getty images Rolando McClain wants to continue his NFL career. A year after retiring the 24-year-old is back hoping to resume his career. On Tuesday he had a workout with the Baltimore Ravens. According to multiple sources including CBS Sports, the workout did not go well. McClain was out of shape and even showed up late. McClain was unable to finish his finish his conditioning...
Via Tireball.com
9 hours ago  | 

Minor league team holding Seinfeld night with Keith Hernandez bobblehead

One of the greatest collisions of baseball and pop culture occurred when Keith Hernandez appeared on Seinfeld in 1992. The former Mets first baseman was a guest-star on a one-hour episode titled “The Boyfriend,” in which Jerry meets Hernandez and the two strike up a friendship (fueled by Seinfeld’s man-crush). To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Seinfeld‘s TV debut, the...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  | 

Report: Aldon Smith 'probably won’t play for 49ers in 2014'

After speaking with “several sources involved with the (team’s) decision-making,” Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports Aldon Smith “probably won’t play for the 49ers in 2014.” The star 6-4, 265-pound outside linebacker was arrested and released from jail late Sunday on $20,000 bond after allegedly making a false bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport...
Via Gridiron Grit
12 hours ago  | 

John Rocker calls out Hank Aaron for Republican comments

In December 1999, John Rocker’s now infamous interview with Jeff Pearlman hit the pages of Sports Illustrated and it didn’t take long for Hank Aaron to take notice. “To be honest with you, I was very sick and disgusted with the whole situation,” the Atlanta Braves legend said.  “For someone in the situation of Mr. Rocker to make those statements is ridiculous.  I have...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 hours ago  | 

NCAA rules unlimited snacks, meals for student-athletes

Should we call this the Shabazz Napier rule? After Napier famously made it known that he goes to bed starving, prior to the NCAA Men’s Championship game, the NCAA has decided to take action for their student-athletes eating habits. According to Sporting News, the Legislative Council decided that Division-1 student-athletes on scholarships and walk-ons can […]
Via Full Scale Sports
14 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.