New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is likely to miss a second game, and potentially more than that, with a left ankle that turned out to be more severely sprained than the team had hoped when he limped out of its clubhouse following a game Friday night.

"I'd be really shocked if he played [Sunday]," said manager Joe Girardi, who added that if Ellsbury's injury had occurred at another point in the season he likely would be headed for the disabled list.

"Hopefully the treatment today and a ton of treatment [Sunday] helps him,'' Girardi said.

When he left the ballpark on Friday, having been injured on a slide into home in the ninth inning of the Yankees' 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, Ellsbury said he hoped to play on Saturday, although he was limping noticeably on a heavily wrapped and swollen ankle.

But he was not in the lineup, nor available to pinch-hit, as the Yankees were held to one hit by the Blue Jays' Drew Hutchison in a 2-0 loss on Saturday. Ellsbury spent the entire game in the trainer's room getting treatment.