Joba Chamberlain’s trampoline injury is certainly a disappointing setback for the former top prospect who was, by all accounts, recovering well from 2011 Tommy John surgery.
After being bounced around between the starting rotation and bullpen, Joba Chamberlain dislocated an ankle and went down for the 2012 season, in all likelihood.
I would put this injury in the category of “suffered while performing a somewhat risky task,” although I don’t really blame him for doing it.
He was playing with his son, and since Joba couldn’t really play catch with his son as he recovered from surgery, he needed some kind of physical activity to share with his son.
However, since this will certainly go down as one of the more fluky injuries in baseball history, here are 11 more off-field injuries that also figure highly in baseball lore.