Brian Cashman talked to Joba Chamberlain’s doctor this morning and found out Chamberlain will, in fact, be released from the hospital today. That was the plan yesterday, but it became definite today.
“Things are going as good as could be expected, as I understand it,” Cashman said. “… He’s a healer. He gets hurt, but his healing process is really significant. I’m counting on that in this case too. That’s why my heart and my gut tells me he’s going to be OK, and I hope I’m right on that. I can count on the history of, he’s had a lot of stuff take place and he resolves it.”
Chamberlain will be in a cast for six weeks, and after that he’ll be in a weight-bearing boot. The fact he’s being released from the hospital means the doctors believe there is a minimal risk of infection, which is a concern with this sort of injury. Cashman said that risk of infection still exists to some extent, but it grows less and less day-by-day.
“There’s a limit of what we can give in terms of absolutes, and there’s a spectrum of risk to optimism,” Cashman said. “We’re not in a position to give absolutes that this is going to be a definite one way or the other.”
So far, though, things are trending toward the positive.