The beginning of the 2012 Boston Red Sox season has gone from bad to worse. They managed a win in their home opener on Friday, but suffered a far worse loss as center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated shoulder.
Benjamin Buchanan of SB Nation Boston relays the official Red Sox statement on Ellsbury:
Jacoby injured his right shoulder during yesterday's game. An MRI was performed and showed findings consistent with a subluxed shoulder. We are in the process of gathering further information and determining the treatment plan. Jacoby will be placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to today's game.
Injuries of this type usually require a four-to-six week recovery time, so it is likely that Ellsbury will remain on the disabled list longer than 15 days. Boston just wants to ensure that they will be able to activate their key player as soon as he is able to play.
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