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Jacoby Ellsbury out at least 4-6 weeks

Updated: August 19, 2010, 8:27 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury tersely confirmed Wednesday that he had a fractured rib.

"I saw Dr. [Lewis] Yocum yesterday,'' Ellsbury said in a session with reporters that lasted less than a minute. "It's a broken rib in the back. It's broken in the same place that I broke it before.''

From that description, the rib that Ellsbury fractured was the same one that he contended went undetected after his April 11 collision with third baseman Adrian Beltre. It wasn't ...

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