Baseball Prospectus | Under The Knife: Stacking On The Sox:
"Ellsbury is hoping to return Friday, but his ribs haven't made much progress. He was held out on Thursday when he was having pain with breathing. That's not a good sign..."
We need a new verb to sum-up the lingering, near-15-day-DL type of injury that doesn't put the player on the DL. How about Chipper and it's gerund, Chippering?
As in, "The Red Sox are Chippering with Jacoby Ellsbury's rib cage injury."