Jacoby Ellsbury faced a lot of skeptics over the past season, who questioned his healing methods and the length of time in which he took to return after a rib injury. But now, the Red Sox’ speedster is putting all of the negativity behind him to focus on the year ahead.

Ellsbury sat down with Peter Gammons for a one-on-one interview to discuss his forward-thinking mentality, and how he has worked toward his return in 2011.

“I feel good,” Ellsbury said. “No worries going into spring training. I’ve pretty much done everything I needed to do as far as hitting, running, throwing — so yeah, I’m ready to go.”

Ellsbury put a great emphasis on returning to spring training with no setbacks whatsoever, and worked very hard in the offseason to ensure that his injury had healed properly so that he was prepared to return to a full-load come spring.

“When the season ended, I took two days off then got to work,” he said. “It was a big priority to come 100 percent, ready to go with no issues, so I’m excited.”

To hear more from Ellsbury’s interview with Gammons, check out the video above from Red Sox Live.