Joba Chamberlain leaves hospital

Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain left a Florida hospital Sunday, days after he suffered an open dislocation of his right ankle while jumping on a trampoline with his son.

Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain left a Florida hospital Sunday, days after he suffered an open dislocation of his right ankle while jumping on a trampoline with his son.

The pitcher was wheeled out of St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa into a waiting SUV.

When asked Sunday if he was OK, Chamberlain said, "Yeah."

He declined to answer any other questions, saying, "I'll talk to you Tuesday."

Chamberlain was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and was expected to rejoin the Yankees bullpen in June, but will likely miss the regular season, since he will be in a cast for six weeks and will not be able to do any weight-bearing activity for up to four months.

General manager Brian Cashman said Saturday that "everything is going as good as expected. So far everything looks great as far as I've been told."

Chamberlain expressed optimism to Cashman Friday that he could be back on a mound, rehabbing, in July and the Yankees have not ruled out that possibility.

Doctors have not detected any infection in Chamberlain's injury, which would have threatened his career, and a CT scan revealed no microfractures.

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