As Jacoby Ellsbury left Friday night’s game against Texas in the fourth inning with “side pains,” speculation indicated another rib injury for Boston’s speedy outfielder.

Indications were right.

Confirmed by ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald, Ellsbury has indeed re-injured his ribs and has been sent back to Boston for an MRI and a CT scan.

It is reported that Ellsbury injured himself in the first inning when he collided with Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter

Ellsbury has played in only 18 games this year for the Red Sox, and it appears that his season will end with 18 games.

Ellsbury flourished last season as Boston’s lead-off batter, but this season has had a major setback that has caused many steps backwards.


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