Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was diagnosed with a compression fracture in his right foot this past weekend, bad news for anybody, especially somebody who uses his speed as his main asset.
Ellsbury took a foul ball off his foot at the end of August, which lead to the Sox eventually finding the fracture, though it wasn’t a complete worst case scenario as it’s expected Ellsbury will be able to return just before the postseason begins.
Per his agent Scott Boras, via Pete Abraham:
Coming shortly on Extra Bases: Scott Boras said he expects
#RedSox CF Jacoby Ellsbury to be back for the postseason, likely earlier
Although Boras suggests ‘likely earlier’, that means maybe (if everything goes well in the recovery) for the final week of the regular season, just to get Ellsbury some at-bat’s to prepare for the playoffs.
Of course, it’s difficult to believe anything Boras says considering he is his agent, though the Red Sox apparently agree with the notion and expect Ellsbury back around a similar time.