I fell on his shoulder. ... I could hear him and it sounded like a very painful thing. I kind of landed on him, rolled off. He was yelling and screaming a little bit. ... It was just an unfortunate thing.WEEI's Alex Speier reported that according to "an industry source with knowledge of the situation" (whatever that is), Ellsbury
likely suffered a dislocation or subluxation in which the shoulder slipped out of the joint. With such a diagnosis, Ellsbury would be expected to be sidelined for six to eight weeks to see if the injury responds to rest and rehabilitation. If not, then season-ending surgery would be a possibility.More medical info/possibilities at SoSH (here).
The Red Sox will call up an additional outfielder for tomorrow's game, either putting Ellsbury on the disabled list or sending one of the team's eight relief pitchers to Pawtucket. Che-Hsuan Lin (3-for-20 with Pawtucket this year) is the only other available outfielder on the 40-man roster, and he was scratched from the PawSox's lineup on Friday night. (Another possible candidate, Jason Repko, is out with a minor leg injury; he has not played since April 7.)