This poor bastard cannot buy a break. Not the good kind, anyway.

After undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, the histrionic Yankees reliever was on-track for a June return, looking good in his rehab, according to ESPN New York. Now the jerked-around righty faces “several days” in hospital after a bizarre injury.

Update: “open dislocation” is fancyspeak for COMPOUND FRACTURE aka bone protruding through the skin. Ugh. I would like to thank Cashman for spinning the injury in this way to prevent numerous lost breakfast burritos across the land.

Curry also reports (via Twitter) that Joba and his son were playing on a trampoline, proving once again that those contraptions are little more than torture chambers designed to weed out weak or reckless children.

More information on the Joba’s recovery window will likely surface in the coming days. How can this not slow down his arm recovery? Kendry Morales is barely running (but might play this week!) after suffering a harsh break nearly TWO YEARS AGO, I am forced to remind you. writer Bryan Hoch already wonders if this might spell the end to Joba’s season.

Poor Joba. What could have been.

Comments (8)

  1. what the hell is an open dislocation?!

  2. Holy Shit.

    open dislocation,
    a joint displacement accompanied by a break in the skin

  3. open dislocation is like a compound fracture, but with a joint. its a dislocation with the complication that there is an open wound going down to where the dislocated joint is. yuck.

  4. Wow, tough luck for Joba. My sympathy’s.
    …That being said, will somebody drive out to my place and slap me; I’m beginning to suffer from ‘irrational exuberence’. For the first time in many years, depth is becoming a position of relative strength for the Blue Jays, especially by about the midpoint of this year.
    Think we’d actually get some pressure to change the unbalanced schedule if it were the Yanks and Sox who lost out in the AL East!?
    Perchance to dream.


  6. Any idea which ankle it is yet??? Launch foot or land foot??

    Not that I can see it making a huge difference, but I’m sure he would have more success landing on a bum ankle then driving off a bum ankle.

  7. That’s why grown men should not be jumping on trampolines. It’s for the kids.

  8. Yanks still have Pineda. Just saying.

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