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UPDATE: Jacoby Ellsbury headed back to Boston for MRI on ribs

Aug 14, 2010, 8:24 AM EDT

UPDATE: It’s official. Jacoby Ellsbury is snakebit.

As a result of the tumble Ellsbury took over the first base bag on Friday night, he reinjured his left side and back. According to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe, he is headed back to Boston for an MRI.

“It’s very concerning,” said manager Terry Francona. “The exam that [trainer Mike Reinold] gave him is very concerning. We’ll get him looked at as quickly as we can so we can try to make a decision going forward.”

Ellsbury said he experienced sharp pains in his back and side during and after the game. The Red Sox will obviously take every precaution, but it sure sounds like another lengthy trip to the disabled list could be in his future.

Friday, 10:58 PM: Well, this is no good. Jacoby Ellsbury left tonight’s game against the Rangers with left side pain, according to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe.

Ellsbury took a bit of a tumble over the first base bag while trying to beat out a ground ball on the first play of the game, so that likely had something to do with his early exit. The speedy center fielder remained in the game through the first three innings, but was replaced in center field by Darnell McDonald to begin the fourth.

We knew Ellsbury wasn’t completely pain-free when he returned, but he said it was something he could play through. I’m speculating, but the fact that he took himself out of the game is a pretty bad sign.

Stay tuned for more.

  1. Pisano - Aug 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    It’s a shame , this poor guy sounds like the second coming of Rocco Baldelli . A lot of talent , but injury prone . Good luck Jacoby.

  2. Bobby Thomas - Aug 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Tough year for Ellsbury, guy can’t catch a break.

  3. JBerardi - Aug 14, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    He hasn’t had a major injury before this in his MLB career… or his minor league career… or his college career. I don’t know where you’re getting a Baldelli comp.

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