Joba Chamberlain is my least favorite player in the MLB. The fat piece of shit has irked me ever since he came into the bigs with his elaborate celebrations. Also his blatant attempts at ending Kevin Youkilis’s life pissed me off. That being said I do not wish what happened to him upon anyone. According to nydailynews.com Joba hurt his ankle while playing with his son either on a trampoline or bounce house. Chamberlain lost so much blood that there was initially concern for his life. When Chamberlain was hurt, bone was sticking out of his ankle and he was bleeding profusely. Chamberlain, who was coming back from Tommy John surgery, will now miss the rest of the 2012 season.
Dr. Steven Weinfeld, the Chief of the Foot and Ankle Service and Associate Professor or Orthopedic Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, said an open dislocation could be a “career-threatening injury.” “The dislocation means the ankle bone is forced out of its socket by some sort of injury and ‘open’ means the skin is ripped open, like with what Joe Theismann had with his injury,” said Weinfeld, who has not treated Chamberlain but is an expert on such injuries. “This makes it a much more serious injury because the skin envelope has been violated. When the skin is intact, it’s much easier to heal.”
“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.”