March 24, 2012

Schadenfreude 126 (A Continuing Series)


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 ...

"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."
Adam Berry, MLB.com:
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.
funny gifs
John Harper, 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.

12 comments:

Amy said...

I have to say that this one is just too sad to give me any Schadenfreude. Even though it is Joba and it is the Yankees and it was stupid, it's hard to laugh at someone's serious injury.

allan said...

Well, he did not die and he's got a good healthcare plan, so I figure it's okay.

Maurice said...

Gee whiz what a doofus. I'm with Amy, this one's more of a shake-my-head. On the other hand, you're right: he'll be fine enough, assuming something crazy doesn't happen and he doesn't die.

Please tell me that's some other video for effect. Right?

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

As much as I hate the Yankees, I still don't think I would wish injury upon or cheer for an injury. Especially one this potentially limb threatening, when he was playing with his son.

.........

...But then again...Aaron Boone...A-Roid...Bandwagon fans...

laura k said...

Man, you're all so nice. Hard to laugh? Hard not to laugh! The guy's a first-rate asshole. A career-threatening injury to an NYY asshole is not sad.

The gif, though, that is awful. Bouncing off a trampoline onto pavement, lying in a crumpled heap. Not funny.

allan said...

The video is not Joba.

This injury is simply the first (or so) bad luck thing to happen to the Yankees this season. You wait and see ...

allan said...

If the Daily News can call him out and say he's a moron who can't seem to get out of his own way, then I can laugh at his idiotic behaviour, too.

I liked the touch in one story that noted his 5-year-old son was unharmed. ... I'd *really* like to know the truth of what he was doing.

laura k said...

The video is not Joba.

I knew that!

I also think the report mentioning amputation and life-threatening loss of blood is a tad over-the-top. No one dies from a dislocated ankle these days, no matter how bad a fracture it is.

Kathryn said...

I'd *really* like to know the truth of what he was doing.

Maybe he was running from some bugs!

Maurice said...

Maybe he was running from some bugs!

Oh my. I can laugh at that!

allan said...

Chamberlain says he dislocated his right ankle jumping from trampoline to trampoline.

Idiot!

laura k said...

Right up there with the hedge trimmer.