• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf

Jacoby Ellsbury has fractured foot, aims to return before playoffs

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

It's good news-bad news for Jacoby Ellsbury and his injured foot. (USATSI)
It's good news-bad news for Jacoby Ellsbury and his injured foot. (USATSI)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been sidelined with an injury to his right foot. Now come the results of follow-up tests:

Since we're talking about a fractured foot on a player who relies heavily on his speed, consider this something better than the worst-case scenario. Since the fracture is non-displaced, that means the bone has maintained proper alignment, which aids in healing. Ellsbury sustained the injury on Aug. 28, when he fouled a ball off his foot.

Fortunately for the Red Sox, they have a deep roster and a semi-comfortable lead in the AL East. The goal now is to get Ellsbury in fighting shape for the postseason.

This season, the 29-year-old Ellsbury, a pending free agent, is batting .299/.355/.424 (111 OPS+) with 31 doubles, in addition to providing Gold Glove-caliber defense in center. As well, he leads the majors with 52 stolen bases in 56 attempts.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 1, 2015
MLB Top 10: Top players of 2015 (2:55)
September 1, 2015
Steven Matz returns
September 1, 2015
Red Sox defeat Yankees 4-3
September 1, 2015
Mets defeat Phillies 3-1


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now