Jacoby Ellsbury hurt his ankle on ninth-inning slide at home. Girardi says he's not sure whether Ellsbury will play tomorrow. #YankeesDavid Waldstein reported that X-Rays were negative and showed no major damage to the ankle.
— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) August 30, 2014
Jacoby Ellsbury had a flouriscope scan on his left ankle that showed no damage. I think a flouriscope is Canadian x-ray machine.This is exactly what the Yankees needed to hear considering that they are seven games back of the division lead and looking to get back in control of the second wild card spot.
— David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) August 30, 2014
While he has been able to stay relatively healthy this season, he has battled injury his entire career. With 129 games already played this season, Ellsbury is on pace to have played in his most games since his best season of 2011.
This year he has batted .285 with 13 home runs and 62 RBIs. He was signed away from the Boston Red Sox this offseason to be a leader both in the clubhouse and in the field. If they are going to have any chance to make a run and give Derek Jeter one last October, they need Ellsbury back on the field at full strength as soon as possible.
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