X-rays on Jacoby Ellsbury negative after slamming foul ball off foot

August 28, 2013 - 5:41 pm
Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Wednesday's game after the bottom of the seventh inning, shortly after he slammed a foul ball off his right foot. Ellsbury -- after being visited by manager John Farrell and a team trainer -- initially stayed in the game, and collected an infield hit, stole second (his second steal of the game and 49th of the year) and then sprinted home from second on a two-run single to left that tied the score, 3-3. However, while he proved capable of impacting the game with his legs in that half-inning, Ellsbury was removed prior to the top of the eighth, with Shane Victorino sliding from right field to center, Daniel Nava going from left to right and Jonny Gomes entering the game in left. Ellsbury retreated to the clubhouse, where he had a fluoroscan that came back negative. With no evidence of a fracture, Ellsbury -- who said that the ball hit him in a small gap in his shin guard, between the foot and the base of the ankle -- said that he doesn't plan to miss any time.
"I got an X-ray on it and it came back negative. I plan on being in there [Thursday]," Ellsbury said. "It obviously didn'€™t feel good at all, but obviously it was a big point in the game and I know we had to get in scoring position, and when [Dustin] Pedroia hit that ball, there was only one thing, and that was to score."
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