New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was forced to exit the team’s May 19 game against the Washington Nationals with a knee injury. 

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Ellsbury Suffers Knee Injury vs. Nationals 

Tuesday, May 19

Erik Boland of Newsday reported Ellsbury left Tuesday night’s game with a knee injury. Trainers checked on him in the top of the fourth inning while he was running the bases. He was removed from the lineup after scoring on a Chris Young single and replaced by Carlos Beltran on defense in the bottom of the inning.

After the game, Jack Curry of Yes Network reported that Ellsbury will make a trip to the disabled list.

Ellsbury is a crucial piece of the Yankees lineup. Keeping him healthy is vital in order for the Yankees to get men on base at the top of the lineup and wreak havoc on the bases.

For the most part, the injuries he’s dealt with throughout his career have been relatively minor, though there were a couple of exceptions during his time with the Boston Red Sox. Rib problems cost him a majority of the 2010 campaign, and a shoulder injury sidelined him for an extended stretch in 2012.

This season, he’s battled through oblique and hip ailments. The good news for the Yankees is that neither issue was overly serious. They will hope that’s the case once again.


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