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Jacoby Ellsbury diagnosed with concussion, neck sprain after leaving game

Jacoby Ellsbury

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 02: Jacoby Ellsbury #22 of the New York Yankees runs to first base before being called out against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 2, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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The Yankees announced that Jacoby Ellsbury left the game with a concussion and a neck sprain after making a great catch, crashing into the center field wall at Yankee Stadium to snag an Alcides Escobar fly ball for the first out of the first inning Wednesday night against the Royals.

Ellsbury was shaken up after the play, requiring the attention of manager Joe Girardi and trainer Steve Donohue.

Ellsbury initially stayed in the game and finished the top of the first inning. However, Aaron Hicks replaced Ellsbury in center field to start the top of the second inning. Ellsbury was batting sixth and did not have an at-bat prior to exiting.

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