Ellsbury has broken bone in foot, hopes to return for playoffs

The Guru
Contributing Writer

Bad news for the first place Red Sox and soon-to-be free agent Jacoby Ellsbury. Manager John Farrell confirmed that Ellsbury has a non-displaced compression fracture in his right foot.

Ellsbury was sent to Colorado Saturday for a second opinion on the navicular bone in his right foot where the fracture was confirmed. It's a fracture in the same bone that cost Dustin Pedroia that last three months of 2010.

Farrell said that Ellsbury will remain in a walking boot for five days, and the team will see how he responds to treatment thereafter. Farrell said the team is hopeful that Ellsbury will be back this season, “We feel like he’ll return this year. We’re hopeful of the regular season.”

The Red Sox leadoff hitter suffered the injury August 28 when he fouled a ball off his foot.

Ellsbury is hitting .299 with eight home runs, 52 RBI and leads the league with 52 stolen bases. Ellsbury is also a free agent after the 2013 season.

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