The Boston Herald reported that Jacoby Ellsbury, Navajo and member of the Colorado River Indian Tribe, received some positive news by way of the results of his MRI exam—the superstar won’t need surgery on his damaged right shoulder after all.
After getting his shoulder smashed under the weight of Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Reid Brignac during the fourth inning of a game last Friday, all of Red Sox nation, and Ellsbury fans everywhere, were hoping the superstar center fielder wouldn’t miss most of the season like he did in 2010.
The results of the exam show a shoulder subluxation (partial dislocation), an injury that should be treatable with rest and rehab. The typical recovery from similar injuries takes between 6-8 weeks. If you’re going to get injured during a Major League Baseball season, doing so in April is not a bad way to go. Ellsbury should return with the bulk of the season in front of him.
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