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NY Yankees Star

Major Trampoline Injury

Threatens Career

3/23/2012 9:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

NY Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain's comeback has been crushed ... thanks to a gruesome trampoline accident at a kid's play center yesterday.

Chamberlain was jumping with his son at a center in Tampa, Florida ... when he came down wrong on his right foot ... causing severe damage to his ankle.

There are conflicting reports about the severity of the injury -- some media outlets are saying the bone was protruding through the skin and there was lots of blood. Others say Joba simply twisted the ankle.

Either way, Chamberlain had surgery last night ... and the MLB star is currently recovering.

It's just another setback for Joba ... who missed almost all of last season  with an elbow injury.


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Professional athletes should be more careful what they do to have fun. I have been a total Yankee fan for some time now, and I wish Joba a speedy recovery.

914 days ago

O-C Guy    


914 days ago

buzz kill    

Maybe he can get a job at Foot Locker. What a dumb ass.

914 days ago

Teddy Tibia    

note to self. don't jump on trampoline if over age of 14.

914 days ago


Once they put him into the starting rotation he went downhill. The Yanks ruined him and should have kept him as a reliever.

914 days ago


The real story here is that Bobby Valentine is a complete ass wipe. Let the games begins. ESPN was stupid to hire his ass. Loud mouth Jerk. Now he landed in Boston, what a freakin joke. He was a loozer in Texas and he will be a loozer in Boston.

913 days ago


I think the out-of-shape comment holds true. Ever since the 'bug incident' in Cleveland in '07 (dude's sweat was VERY tasty), I thought he was bad luck for the team. I wish him well (he'll be picked up somewhere) but now I wish for ANDY PETTIT to be called up!

28 in '12!

913 days ago

Andrew Fellin    

For godsakes people read more articles. HIs career could be over. If the infection spreads then they have to amputate his leg. ITs in other articles and on the radio. He lost so much blood at the scene that he almost died right there at the scene.

913 days ago

Michael Koontz    

did he look that stupid/ugly before the crash or after?

913 days ago


No problem,I hear Bucky Dent and Paul O'Neil were just given 1 year contracts... That's if AARP clears them like they did for Pettitte...

913 days ago


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912 days ago


he was probably playing with his son. calm down everyone. can you blame him for trying not to be an absent dad. hope he gets well soon.

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