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Yankees GM Brian Cashman injured his ankle during a tandem jump out of a plane in Florida. (Photo by Duke Castiglione | Fox 5 Sports) Yankees GM Brian Cashman injured his ankle during a tandem jump out of a plane in Florida. (Photo by Duke Castiglione | Fox 5 Sports)
Brian Cashman gives the thumbs up and points to the Wounded Warrior Project logo on his shirt. (Photo by U.S. Army Brian Cashman gives the thumbs up and points to the Wounded Warrior Project logo on his shirt. (Photo by U.S. Army
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Yankees general manger Brian Cashman was recovering Tuesday in a Florida hospital after he broke his leg and dislocated his ankle a day earlier while performing a tandem jump with the Army's Golden Knights in Florida.

"I'm good," he told FOX 5's Good Day NY. "It was an awesome day. Two jumps; one landing. Onward and upward. Stuff happens. I had surgery last night. I had pins and plates put in. I broke my fibula," said Cashman.

It was Cashman's second jump of the day at the U.S. Air Force Reserve base in Homestead.

FOX 5 Sports Director Duke Castiglione, who was jumping in the same plane as Cashman and landed first, saw the ankle, which was badly swollen.

In a photo from the scene, Cashman is lying on the ground with his right leg extended. A yellow parachute lies next to him.

Three people are seen in the photo including one who appeared to be attending to Cashman.

Duke Castiglione spoke with Cashman before and after he was taken to Homestead Hospital, where he had surgery late Monday.

Cashman said he felt "good, bruised ego, but looking at bright side of things." He was anticipating attending a Yankees spring training game in Tampa later Tuesday.

The Bombers' GM joked that the incident would raise even more awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project which helps meet the needs of injured service members.

"I'm in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience. The Golden Knights are first class," Cashman said in a statement. "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 is accustomed to taking risks.

In December, he and former Mets manager Bobby Valentine rappelled down a 22-story building in Stamford, Conn.

The Wounded Warrior Project works to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured military service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs, according to the group's website.

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