Anthony McCarron and Bill Madden, Daily News:
[Joba] Chamberlain suffered a gruesome open dislocation of his right ankle while playing with his son Thursday and, according to a Yankee source, lost a potentially life-threatening amount of blood. He has already had surgery and will remain in the hospital for several more days ...Adam Berry, MLB.com:
"When the skin is intact, it's much easier to heal," [Dr. Steven Weinfeld, the chief of Foot and Ankle Service and Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine] said.
"This makes it not only a career-threatening injury, but a limb-threatening injury. There is a small percentage of people who end up with an amputation. There are a small percentage of people, if the skin envelope doesn't heal, they are susceptible to infection and that can lead to amputation. These days, that's less likely to happen because we have good antibiotics. ... I would be very surprised if he played this year."
Chamberlain was jumping on a trampoline with his son, Karter, somewhere in the Tampa area when the accident occurred. ...Joe Girardi:
My guess is he landed funny.Daily News:
You can understand if the Yankees are just as exasperated as they are sad about all this. Here was a guy who was already on the disabled list, recovering from Tommy John ligament transplant surgery on his elbow.
He'd been explicitly told by the Yankee trainers not to engage in any sort of physical activity that would potentially put his arm in harm's way. You would think they wouldn't have had to tell him that, but then there had already been too many things in Chamberlain’s past to indicate he wasn't gifted with a whole lot of common sense. ...
It was as if he had a death wish for his career and now he's succeeded.