In March of this year, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain suffered a very serious ankle injury while playing with his son at trampoline facility. Recent reports state that he is recovering more quickly than expected. He is walking without a boot and the Yankees have placed Chamberlain on the 60-day disabled list.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman stated, “It’s definitely possible we’ll see Joba back on a mound this year, though I still think that’s pretty optimistic.” The injured pitcher himself hopes and believes that he will be back on the mound for his team in 2012 and said, “It’s going to take a lot of things to keep me from doing that. But you have to be patient and understand it’s a process.”
It seems that optimism abounds in the Yankees camp. I wish I could be more optimistic though. Although individuals heal and recover at different rates, the injury Chamberlain sustained was a particularly nasty and rare kind and I would hate to see him attempt to get back out on the field before he is ready.
My advice to Chamberlain is take your time; don’t rush it. Do your rehab and be careful not to push it. You don’t want to mess around with this kind of injury.
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