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Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Foot Injury

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts

Jeff Stotts works as a Certified Athletic Trainer (MAT, ATC, PES, CES). He won the 2011 Best Fantasy Football Article in Print from the Fantasy Sports Trade Association.

Jacoby Ellsbury

The Red Sox are gearing up for a return to the postseason but whether or not Ellsbury is in the lineup remains a mystery after the outfielder was diagnosed with a compression fracture in his right foot. The injury occurred August 28 when Ellsbury fouled a ball off of his foot. He aggravated the injury a week later and further tests revealed the break.

The exact bone Ellsbury fractured is the navicular bone. The navicular is a small bone located in the mid-foot and plays a vital role in proper weight transfer. Unlike some of the bones located in the area, the majority of the navicular has a relatively healthy supply of blood. An ample amount of blood creates an environment more conducive to healing.

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