Tom Hanslin wrote:


Jacoby Ellsbury is hurt again. And this injury has nothing to do with the issues surrounding his strained oblique or hip.

The veteran outfielder is reportedly dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot, according to Aaron Boone, who spoke to reporters on Monday afternooon at Yankee Stadium. This injury has delayed Ellsbury from starting baseball activity down in Tampa, Fla.

Ellsbury, 34, who played just six spring training games due to an oblique injury, has been on the disabled list since March 26. While rehabbing the injury over two weeks ago, Ellsbury experienced discomfort in his hip, and the Yankees shut him down for a few days. Although Boone doesn’t believe this foot injury is serious, there seems to be no timetable on when Ellsbury could return to big league action.


Since 2010, the 30-year-old has averaged just 96 games per season, and he’s been on the disabled list five different times.

Scott Boras:

“Ellsbury isn’t injury prone at all. He’s just the victim of some really bad luck.”

The first major injury of Ellsbury’s career occurred on April 11th, 2010 when he collided with the Red Sox then third baseman Adrian Beltre while chasing a pop-up in foul territory.

Mr Softee suffered hairline fractures to four of his left ribs and was placed on the fifteen-day DL.


Ellsbury returned to the Red Sox on May 28th, but lingering soreness in his ribs had him back on the sidelines in three days.  Mr. Softee wasn’t seen at Fenway again until August 4th and was gone ten days later

Ellsbury was bit by the injury bug again in early 2012. While sliding into second to break up a double play.  Reid Brignac fell on his shoulder causing a partial dislocation that kept him on the DL for the next three months.

Smellsbury found himself a new kind of misfortune in 2013.

Softee fouled a ball off his right foot, causing a compression fracture that cost him sixteen games after he tried to play through the pain unsuccessfully.

The latest injury was a freak accident: Ellsbury’s spikes were caught in the dirt as he strode into a pitch, and his knee twisted.  “I’ve never seen it done,” Manager Joe Girardi said.

The significant mitigating factor in Ellsbury’s particular history is that his mishaps looked like freak accidents, not routine plays.

The 34-year-old New York Yankees center fielder has plantar fasciitis, extending a stay on the disabled list that began with an oblique injury and was prolonged when he hurt a hip.

While the oblique has healed, Ellsbury received a cortisone injection to a hip on April 10 and New York had hoped he would resume baseball activities last Friday. Then his heel started hurting.



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