Well, at least now we know why Jacoby Ellsbury needs "more rest" and why he's headed to Athletes Performance for a couple weeks of rehab: he has (another) fractured rib.
Statement from doctors on Ellsbury says tests revealed "a non-displaced rib fracture and edema in the left posterior-axillary line." #redsox
According to Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe, "The fracture is in a different area that the prior fractures, and occurred when Ellsbury dove for a ball vs. Phillies on May 23."
The newly cracked rib -- his fifth, for those scoring at home -- was found after doctors took an MRI.
"An MRI of Jacoby's thoracic spine and posterior rib area, recommended by us jointly, revealed a non-displaced rib fracture and edema in the left posterior-axillary line. This fracture, which is in a different area than the initial fractures and which was not present on previous scans, is likely the result of a new injury which occurred when Jacoby dove and impacted the ground during his brief return to play. Jacoby will require several weeks of rest and physical therapy."