Jacoby Ellsbury Suffers Setback in Comeback from Concussion

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJune 3, 2017

New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11), Yankees trainer Steve Donohue, Yankees manager Joe Girardi and right fielder Aaron Judge gather around Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, third from left, after Ellsbury collided with the outfield wall fielding a flyout by Kansas City Royals' Alcidies Escobar during the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The Yankees placed Ellsbury on the seven day DL after the game. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a setback in his comeback from a concussion and will see a neurologist after the team wraps up its series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. 

According to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo, Ellsbury has been shut down after he started experiencing headaches. 

Ellsbury was previously placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list on May 24 after crashing into the wall during a game against the Kansas City Royals

Ellsbury's continued absence will leave a void at the top of New York's batting order. The 33-year-old is having a solid bounce-back season with a .281/.349/.422 slash line.

Injuries have been a problem for Ellsbury throughout his career—the former All-Star has only played more than 140 games in a season twice since 2012. 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi does have a lot of versatility with his outfield. Brett Gardner has the speed to handle the position. Aaron Hicks is a natural center fielder who has worked his way into the lineup with a surprising offensive performance. 

Until Ellsbury returns, the Yankees have plenty of options to replace him and have the depth in their lineup to avoid a prolonged slump.   

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