Boston, MA – Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will reportedly missed six to eight weeks with a dislocated shoulder after injuring himself in Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
He hurt the shoulder while sliding into second to break up a double play in the bottom of the fourth inning. The Boston Globe, citing baseball sources, reported that the shoulder was at least partially dislocated on the play.
It is not the first time Ellsbury has injured himself sliding. In August 2009, he suffered a mild left ankle sprain sliding into home in a game against the White Sox.
Ellsbury's arm was pinned to his body as he left the contest. He was replaced in the lineup by Ryan Sweeney, while Cody Ross moved from right field to center.