No fracture to Ellsbury's spirit

He's motivated to come back (when fully healed) better than ever

Updated: August 20, 2010, 1:57 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- You ask Jacoby Ellsbury if he knows any luck other than bad luck, and he tells you he has just come back from visiting with Jimmy Fund kids. Self-pity is not in play.

In its place is a determination to move beyond this lost season, a plan in motion to return with body and soul intact.

"I know what's going on,'' the 26-year-old outfielder said of a fractured rib that has sent him to the disabled list for a third time this year, quite likely for the rest of the season. "I ...

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