Taking advantage of the team’s day off Monday, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman skydived with the U.S Army Golden Knights as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Unfortunately, his attempt at awareness resulted in injury. The Yankees have confirmed that Cashman suffered a broken fibula and dislocated ankle as he made his landing.
Heights are not new to the GM who for the last three years has taken the leap from a 22 story building in Stamford, Conn., as a part of the towns “Heights and Lights” celebration.
Though the innocent was unexpected, Cashman remained in high spirits. “While I certainly didn’t intend to raise awareness in exactly this fashion, I’m extremely happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well-deserved additional attention.”
Cashman’s injury is the least of the Yankee’s worries as OF Curtin Granderson is out for 10 weeks with a broken forearm suffered earlier this week. Hopefully this ends the injury plague that has been knocking on the door of the Yankee personal, both on the field and in the front office.