(NEW YORK) — Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury’s trip to Denver for a second opinion on his ailing right foot provided him the same information he received when he was examined the first time — he has a compression fracture of the navicular bone.
Ellsbury was originally injured on Aug. 28 when he fouled a ball off the top of his foot in the seventh inning. Ellsbury stayed in the game for the rest of the inning, beating out an infield hit and stealing second, but didn’t take the field in the eighth.
Ellsbury actually played in the next five games before missing last Tuesday’s game with a thumb injury. He returned to action Wednesday but aggravated the foot while stealing second in Thursday’s game versus the New York Yankees. Ellsbury was officially shut down on Saturday.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire