Despite today being an off day at the Yankees complex, the injury bug has bitten the organization once again. On Monday, the unlucky member of the organization was general manager Brian Cashman, who was skydiving with the Army Golden Knights to raise money for the Wounded Warriors project.
Cashman’s first jump went well, and the Yankees general manager referred to it as “an incredible experience.” Cashman enjoyed the first jump so much that he jumped at the chance to go up for a second try. Unfortunately, it was on that second jump that he ran into problems. He landed awkwardly on the second jump and reported hearing a pop in his ankle. Cashman was taken to a local hospital for an x-rays and an examination. As it turns out, Cashman fractured his right ankle and will need to undergo surgery to repair the damage.
“It's an opportunity to do something that a lot of people don't do or will ever do, so that's awesome,” Cashman told reporters on Friday. “It's called living. But it's not like on my list of something I've always wanted to do. I'm kind of excited for the opportunity to do it but at the same time, big-time nervous about doing it.”