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Charity skydive in Homestead leaves Yankees GM with broken ankle

 

cveiga@MiamiHerald.com

New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman went skydiving for charity at the Homestead Air Reserve Base on Monday and ended up with a broken ankle.

The GM jumped out of a plane with members of the Army’s Golden Knights skydiving team. He took the plunge to raise awareness for the Wounded Warriors Project.

Cashman jumped once with no problem.

“He had such a fun time on the first one, he wanted to do it again,” said Michael Battise, a spokesman for the Golden Knights.

The Yankees tweeted at about 10 a.m. that Cashman had broken his right ankle. The GM reportedly told the New York. Daily News that he heard his ankle pop upon landing from the second jump.

“He went to the hospital,” said Battise. “He’ll be fine. He was still in good spirits.”

A photo posted on Twitter shows Cashman laying on the ground with his right leg outstretched and propped up. He’s wearing a yellow jumpsuit and a smile on his face. Strewn beside him in the grass is a parachute.

The Golden Knights has about 30 jumpers at the Homestead Air Reserve Base, which is the team’s winter training home. They can often be seen jumping in formation over the skies of Homestead, sometimes emitting trails of colored smoke behind them.

The Knights compete around the world, and regularly take politicians, reporters and dignitaries on tandem skydives.

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