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Jacoby Ellsbury bangs head into wall, has concussion, neck sprain

NEW YORK -- Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Wednesday night's game against Kansas City with a concussion and sprained neck after he banged his head into the center-field wall while catching Alcides Escobar's fly ball on Luis Severino's opening pitch.

Ellsbury was down for an extended period and was checked by a New York trainer. He remained in center for the rest of the first inning but did not come to bat in the bottom half. He was replaced by Aaron Hicks to start the second inning.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Ellsbury will be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

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Ellsbury leaves game after crashing into wall
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Jacoby Ellsbury makes a catch on Alcides Escobar's fly ball but runs into the wall. Ellsbury leaves afterward and is diagnosed with a concussion and a sprained neck.

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