Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Foot Injury
Diamond Cuts: Ellsbury's Foot Injury

This article is part of our Fantasy Baseball Injury Report series.


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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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.
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