The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Joba Chamberlain is likely to miss the entire 2012 season following surgery to repair an open dislocation of his right ankle.
Chamberlain, who is also coming back from Tommy John surgery, suffered the gruesome injury while playing on a trampoline with his son. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wasn't willing to put a timetable on the righty's return, but referred to it as a "significant injury" and that he "would like to believe it's not" a career-threatening ailment. Even if it doesn't end his playing career, it's possible his Yankees career is over. Chamberlain is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.