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Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:07 pm
By Matt Snyder

Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson was injured in a fall Friday night, reports Joe Capozzi of Fish Tank blog. Robinson fell backward off a stage at a pre-game dinner for the Joe DiMaggio Legends Game in Florida -- which is being played Saturday -- after he leaned back in his chair expecting to hit a wall. Instead, there was no wall and Robinson fell a reported six to eight feet before hitting the ground, suffering two fractures -- including one to his clavicle (commonly known as the collar bone).

Robinson was supposed to play in the game but now is obviously unable to do so.

“I understand he is doing fine but I really don’t know any more details other than that happened and he won’t be with us today,’’ Kevin Janser, the executive vice president for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, said (Fish Tank).

Let us send our best wishes to the 74-year-old Robinson in his recovery.

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Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:30 pm

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

I get Brooks and Frank mixed up sometimes since they both were Orioles.  Dude looks in good shape for an older cat.  Get well slugger.

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 4:27 pm

Hall of Famer Robinson falls, breaks clavicle

Great man, great player.  Recover quickly, Brooks!

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