Source: Ellsbury 'probably' out for season

August, 18, 2010
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BOSTON -- Tests administered in Los Angeles on Tuesday show that Jacoby Ellsbury has another fractured rib, according to an industry source who also said the Red Sox outfielder "probably" will miss the rest of the season.

It was not immediately clear whether the injury is related to the five ribs Ellsbury fractured in a collision with Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre on April 11 but it is possible that a rib had been refractured, the source said. Ellsbury has appeared in just 18 games this season, batting .192.

Ellsbury, who turns 27 on Sept. 11, was hurt in a collision with Texas pitcher Tommy Hunter in the first inning Friday in a game at The Ballpark in Arlington. He was placed on the disabled list for the third time this season the next day. Friday's game was his ninth since being activated from his second stint on the DL.

Ellsbury was examined Tuesday by Dr. Lewis Yocum after having an MRI and CT scan Saturday in Boston.

Red Sox manager Terry Francona offered few details when asked about Ellsbury's condition after Tuesday's game, saying further word likely would come Wednesday.

"Nothing official," he said. "I just talked to Dr. Tom Gill a minute ago. He said they're planning on talking tomorrow morning. I think Ells was grabbing the red-eye home. I think the plan was to meet with him tomorrow and get everybody involved and assess what the plan is. Nothing official tonight."

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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