Jacoby Ellsbury leaves game after foul ball hits right foot

Jacoby Ellsbury may have a minor foot injury, but it doesn't seems serious.
Jacoby Ellsbury has a minor foot injury, but it doesn't seem serious. (USATSI)

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Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to leave Wednesday's game after the bottom of the seventh innings after fouling a pitch off his right foot.

The timing of his removal was funny, because Ellsbury would initially stay in the game, gather an infield single, steal second base and then score from second on a single. That doesn't sound like the activity of a man with a foot injury, but he was removed before the eighth inning.

The game was tied at the time, too, so it's not like they had a big lead and were deciding to rest him.

At the end of the day, however, the likelihood of a serious injury seems relatively low, considering his wheels after the foul ball.

Ellsbury, 29, is hitting .298/.356/.421 with 29 doubles, eight triples, seven homers, 83 runs scored and 49 stolen bases in 53 attempts this season.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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