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Ellsbury's season 'probably' done


07:58 AM ET 08.18 | In a season of injuries for the Red Sox, Jacoby Ellsbury's ribs may have stolen the show. Tests administered in Los Angeles on Tuesday show that Ellsbury has another fractured rib, according a source close to Ellsbury. The source also said the Red Sox outfielder "probably" will miss the rest of the season. It was not immediately clear whether the injury is related to the five ribs Ellsbury fractured in a collision with Red Sox third baseman Adrian Beltre on April 11, but it is possible that a rib had been re-fractured, the source said. Ellsbury has appeared in just 18 games this season, batting .192.

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August 18, 2010  08:29 AM ET

He'll never be the same.

August 18, 2010  08:35 AM ET

I hope after he shuts it down & heals he will. Get well. See you in the spring.

August 18, 2010  08:56 AM ET

i kinda feel the same...there have been other examples of players who get injuries that never return to form or meet the potential they have. Pretty sad situation b/c Ellsubry is a good young player. Hopefully he will be able to recover and be ready for next year.I've read so many negative things about him this year from the fans and press and I think it all goes back to the initial medical assessment made by the red sox. I'm still surprised they didn't see the cracked ribs initially.

Morning DUM DUM. I too am curious about the 'missed' diagnosis.

August 18, 2010  08:58 AM ET

Who cares.

August 18, 2010  09:05 AM ET

He'll never be the same.

A lot of people said the same thing about John Lester................

August 18, 2010  09:19 AM ET

Ellsbury was fine, and set to return. Then he put his seatbelt on too tight and broke more ribs. When JD Drew heard about this, he laughed so hard he broke his jaw. Those guys have the bone structure of small, flightless birds. Sux that they blew it with Ellsbury, the guy was shaping up to be a superstar.

August 18, 2010  09:30 AM ET

this situation with ellsbury is just very strange...there is all this talk about his agent and contract...when is he a free agent?

I believe he has 3 years till free agency. With Scott Boras being his agent I don't believe the Sox are looking at him long term. He's a nice player, but I think a lot of fans believe he's a star (which he's not). They really didn't miss him as much as I thought this year, as they were leading the league in offense until the injuries to VMart &Pedroia. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to move him for bullpen help this winter.

August 18, 2010  09:48 AM ET

him and pap will get shipped this offseason

August 18, 2010  09:56 AM ET

while i agree that the Sox offense has done fine this year, I do think that Ellsbury is more than just a nice player. His speed influences a game...a walk or a single is a double. He gets knocked for his defense in taking bad routes, but he can make up for that with his speed. He gets knocked for not getting on base enough. Those two things can be corrected with work...he is a very young player and can be very dynamic. I also agree that the sox don't see him as a long term solution...I also don't get that. Ellsbury and Kalish could be pillers in that OF for a long time. I still will never understand the Sox decision to sign Mike Cameron for a 2 year deal when they had Ellsbury in center...that deal made absolutly no sense whatsoever.

Again it all goes back to Boras. If Ellsbury had a different agent, I believe he would be viewed much different.

As far as Cameron??????? The only thing I can think of is the Sox were really high on Ryan Westmorland, who is Ellsbury with power and a great arm. The probably thought he was going to be the long term answer in CF and they would move Jacoby to LF. But that was at least 2 years away. That could coincide with the 2 year contract Cameron received. Of course now after the brain surgery Westmorland had to undergo last spring, who knows what they're thinking now.

I really do like Kalish. That kid looks like he belongs already.

August 18, 2010  09:57 AM ET

Wow the that whole team's season has just falling apart with all the injuries

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August 18, 2010  10:15 AM ET

An average bat and 70 stolen bases at age 25 could very well progress into a special player.

This would have been the year to see that progression. Third full season in the league as a leadoff man.

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August 18, 2010  10:21 AM ET

as a yankee fan, i hope so...two huge mistakes, if you ask me.

i agree it would be a mistake but i think they are both on their way out while the management can get everything out

August 18, 2010  10:21 AM ET

Did the initial injury come from Beltre running him over?

yeah, that's where it all started. crushed him right in the side with his knee.

August 18, 2010  10:23 AM ET

An average bat and 70 stolen bases at age 25 could very well progress into a special player.

im pretty sure he will never do that again...boras will get him to never slide head first and play timid

August 18, 2010  10:28 AM ET

The guy just needs to get some extended rest where he's not worrying about getting back to the club as soon as possible.

Come next Spring Training, he'll be as right as rain.

BUT, I do feel like the Red Sox need to take a long look at their medical staff. How this injury took so long to properly diagnose is questionable.

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August 18, 2010  10:46 AM ET

instead, they'll end up signing Papi to a multi-year deal and trade away players that are of more value.

Papi has a team option for around 12M. I think they'll pick that up after the turnaround he's had, but no way he's getting a multi-year deal.


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