Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has a non-displaced compression fracture in his right foot. As ominous as that sounds, there is some belief that he can come back and play by playoff time, if not before.

Ellsbury fouled a ball off his foot back on  Aug 28th but he continued to play.Team doctors say it's a compression fracture and now a specialist in Colorado agrees after Ellsbury sought him for a second opinion.

He will be in a walking boot for five days and there is no timetable for return to play. Ellsbury is hitting .299 with a MLB leading 52 steals. He actually hit .313 in seven games played after the foul tip.