Francona: Ellsbury likely out for year

Aug. 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM

BOSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury may miss the rest of the season with a cracked rib, Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday.

Francona told Boston's WEEI-AM Ellsbury would "probably" miss the team's stretch run after colliding with Texas Rangers pitcher Tommy Hunter on a play at first base Friday.

"My guess is this may be season-ending," Francona said during his weekly radio show on the station. "I don't know if you rule it out completely, but I don't know if you're going to see him back."

Meanwhile, the Boston Herald reported Wednesday Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron will have season-ending surgery to fix an abdominal muscle tear, which has bothered him since April.

The newspaper said Cameron will see specialists, then set a time and place for the surgery.

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