It’s possible we may have seen the last of Boston Red Sox‘s outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury this season as an MRI revealed that the fan favorite is suffering from inflammation in his navicular bone, a somewhat devastating injury.
Ellsbury is en route to Denver where he’ll undergo further testing.
Per Scott Lauber:
Jacoby Ellsbury’s right foot placed in walking boot. MRI today showed inflammation in navicular bone (same bone broken by Pedroia in ’10).
Lauber mentions Pedroia, who missed a significant portion of the 2010 season with a similar navicular injury, though Ellsbury doesn’t have a break as far as anybody is aware – just irritation. Of course, that could lead to further problems which is why Ellsbury is planning to partake in further testing.
Placed in a walking boot, it’s a tough blow for Ellsbury and the Red Sox, both of whom are just hopeful he’ll be able to return for the postseason at this point.
From a ‘couple day’ injury to something that could cost him his season, the Red Sox are going to be overly cautious with the whole situation, obviously.