Jacoby Ellsbury said Wednesday he is “very confident” he can return to the Red Sox lineup for the postseason. The center fielder has missed 11 games since being diagnosed with a small fracture in his right foot.
In his first comments to the media since Sept. 5, Ellsbury was succinct in his comments. He referenced his doctors 11 times and offered few details about his treatment or when he could return.
Ellsbury has a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone. The injury initially happened on Aug. 28 and he played seven games before it was diagnosed.
“Definitely trying to be in there as long as I could,” Ellsbury said. “The docs basically had to pull me out, saying, ‘You’ve got to let this thing rest. Give it time.’ Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.