Monday, September 9, 2013

Ellsbury Has Fractured Foot; Return Uncertain

We Won't See This For A While
As many suspected, Jacoby Ellsbury does indeed have a fractured right foot. Technically, it's a "compression fracture of the navicular bone". The bottom line is the Red Sox have no clue when he'll return. Despite the optimistic prognostications of manager John Farrell, it all depends on how quick a healer Ellsbury is. The "non-displaced" hairline fracture requires that he remain in a boot for at least the next five days, and there is actually talk that he could be back on the field in as little as 10 days. Given the track record of the Red Sox medical staff,  don't hold your breath.