The euphoria of two straight late-inning comeback wins, four victories in a row overall and 41 runs scored in the last three games wore off suddenly Saturday with the news that Jacoby Ellsbury had returned to Boston over concern surrounding his ailing right foot.
Ellsbury underwent a series of tests and had his right foot placed in a walking boot Saturday morning after a day of treatment on the foot Friday failed to improve things.
“He went through an MRI that showed some swelling and inflammation in there,” said John Farrell. “We’re still in the process of gathering more information, but the MRI showed enough to put him in a boot and mobilize it for now. We’re still going through the process of some additional tests and when that information is more conclusive, I think we’ll have a better read on the diagnosis going forward.”
“We don’t have all the information yet,” added GM Ben Cherington, “so until we have all the information, I don’t think it’s the right time to say anything more. It’s about getting as much information as we can, and as with any injury, it’s about, ‘What are the risks? How can we manage this?’ And this time of year, it’s probably not about eliminating symptoms completely. Everyone’s sore and banged up this time of year.’‘
Posted: September 07, 2013 at 12:44 PM | 13 comment(s)
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