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Brian Cashman feels “surprisingly good” after breaking his leg and ankle sky-diving

Mar 6, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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For a guy who broke his ankle and his fibula while sky-diving for charity earlier this week Yankees general manager Brian Cashman seemed awfully upbeat about the whole thing yesterday.

“I feel surprisingly good,” Cashman said, via Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York. “I’m not moving very well. I have no pain, which is surprising.”

Drugs are a helluva drug.

Cashman needed surgery to insert a plate into his leg and eight screws into his ankle, but did note that the injury making so many headlines enabled him to “take a negative and turn it into a positive” by drawing more attention to the Wounded Warriors Project.

There were probably ways to do that in which using crutches for two months weren’t required, but charity is charity I suppose. Oh, and Cashman also said he might do it again once he heals up.

  1. sportsdrenched - Mar 6, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    I beleive him. From experience injuries suffered doing something cool/adventurous hurt less than normal injuries.

  2. historiophiliac - Mar 6, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    “Drugs are a helluva drug.”


    • protius - Mar 6, 2013 at 10:16 PM


  3. ningenito78 - Mar 6, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Boy talk about a guy who’s having a midlife crisis. He bangs some psycho and loses the old lady and everytime I see him now he’s scaling tall buildings and leaping from airplanes. Take note all guys wanting to get married.

    • Kevin S. - Mar 6, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      For what it’s worth, he was dressing up as an elf and rappelling for charity before he lost his marriage.

      • badintent - Mar 7, 2013 at 1:19 AM

        Was he also wearing women underwear and hanging with Marv Albert too in the tent for his homeless stunt ?George is rolling over in his grave

    • historiophiliac - Mar 6, 2013 at 3:58 PM

      Please, don’t ever get married.

  4. ningenito78 - Mar 6, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    True but his marriage was already on the outs.

  5. Francisco (FC) - Mar 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    Oh, and Cashman also said he might do it again once he heals up.

    You mean he’ll break his leg and ankle again? Man, Cashman is very serious about his charities.

  6. mybrunoblog - Mar 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Other than the broken ankle the NY Post is reporting that Cashman is I T B S O H L.

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