Jacoby Ellsbury suffers concussion after running into centerfield wall

Sheri Evans
May 25, 2017

During the top of the first inning, Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar hit a fly ball to center field that sent Ellsbury racing towards the wall.

NY held on to win the game 3-0 despite losing Ellsbury. He would stay in the game, but was removed in the second inning in favor of Aaron Hicks.

That Ellsbury even briefly remained in the game might be considered startling given the emphasis on head injuries and the concussion protocols in place in Major League Baseball. The Yankees announced after the game that Ellsbury was placed on the seven-day concussion DL. The Yankees' Didi Gregorius scored on Brett Gardner's RBI single.

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Jedd Gyorko had three hits and drew a walk in the two-run second inning that gave the Cardinals the lead for good. Severino, who lowered his ERA to 3.11, had been 0-1 in four outings since beating Boston on April 26. He started with a nine-pitch first innings - all strikes.

Ellsbury made the game's first out when he crashed against the center-field wall to make a catch. Ellsbury left the game shortly after the collision. Right fielder Aaron Judge joins the outfielders walking with Ellsbury. However, Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests that may not be the case.

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