Ellsbury leaves game with concussion after banging wall

New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) steadies himself after colliding with the outfield wall fielding a flyout hit by Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar during the first inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Ellsbury left the game after the collision. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury left Wednesday night’s game against Kansas City with a concussion and sprained neck after banging 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, did not come to bat in the bottom half and was replaced by Aaron Hicks starting the second.

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