Tyler Radecki
Wednesday March 28th, 2012

New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain said on Tuesday that there is a “great chance” he’ll be able to pitch this season despite a serious ankle injury, according to ESPN.com.

"Obviously, there's a lot of things that are gonna have to happen before that," Chamberlain said. "[But] I think there is a great chance that that is definitely going to happen."

Chamberlain suffered the injury while playing on a trampoline with his five-year-old son, Karter, last week.

"I didn't fall off anything," Chamblerlain said. "I just went to take off -- I was jumping from one to the other, because it's like big rectangles, and that's it. I went to jump, and Karter was right behind me, and I jumped, and I felt something go. As soon as I landed, not unconsciously, I grabbed my leg and then I looked and I was like, 'Oh, that's not the way it should be facing.' "

He added that he did not lose as much blood as was reported, and that his life was never in danger.

"I knew there wasn't a lot (of information) that you guys had out there when it happened. But it's one of those things that bothers me, too, that people are calling me and asking if it's life-threatening and if I'm gonna lose my foot.

"I know there wasn't a lot out there, I get that. But also, on the other hand, you've gotta put yourself in my situation, if that was you and your family was out there." Chamberlain, 26, is already rehabbing from Tommy John surgery he underwent last June. He is expected to be in a non-weight bearing cast on his ankle for six weeks, and there is no timetable for his return.

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