Brief update on Jacoby Ellsbury

NEW YORK — Jacoby Ellsbury is in Colorado tonight and will get a second opinion on his foot from Dr. Thomas Clanton at the Steadman Clinic in Vail on Sunday.

“My understanding is … there’s no long-term concern here,” general manager Ben Cherington said before the game this afternoon. “It’s really about how do we best manage it over the course of the next several weeks hopefully, and hopefully he can play a lot in those several weeks.”

The testing is being done to determine whether Ellsbury has a fracture in his foot. Obviously that would keep him out longer than a bone bruise or inflammation.

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Worth noting: If the Red Sox win the division, their first playoff game would not be until Oct. 4. That’s nearly a month of time for Ellsbury to heal. But first the Sox have to determine what exactly is wrong with him.