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Buster Posey has fractured fibula, strained ankle ligaments

May 26, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT

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The Giants provided an update on the status of catcher Buster Posey on Thursday evening.

In this kind of situation, the news is always going to be troubling. But there are some positives to be taken from Posey’s early test results.

According to Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Posey underwent three different MRI exams throughout Thursday afternoon and his left knee was found to be completely intact. He does have a broken left fibula and a couple of severely strained ligaments in his left ankle, but none of the listed injuries should be season-ending.

Posey will undergo surgery to correct his ankle sometime within the next seven days. The recovery time for that procedure can last between six and eight weeks. The broken fibula will heal with a basic leg cast.

If Posey is able to avoid setbacks, there’s a chance he could be ready to return to the majors in September.

  1. cur68 - May 26, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Wow, that is lucky, actually. I’m glad for the kid. Could have been his career, never mind the season. Call R.A. Dickey for some tips on what to read while on the DL, Buster. He’ll look after you…

    • granted42 - May 26, 2011 at 8:38 PM

      Posey and his wife are expecting twins within the next couple of months, so I’m sure his wife will have him reading parenting books or something like that. Heck, just getting two people to agree on a name can take up a lot of time in discussion. He’ll have plenty to do without contacting Dickey.

  2. baseballpackrat - May 26, 2011 at 8:24 PM

    Good for Giants, but more importantly for him. The Giants now figure out where to play him. Second base? The next Craig Biggio….

  3. skerney - May 26, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    All things considered, this is wonderful news.

  4. cup0pizza - May 26, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Buster is all busted up!

    • sonoco - May 26, 2011 at 9:41 PM

      And you’re a gutless POS who only says stuff like this due to the anonymity (that means nobody know who you are) of the internet.

      • nixonotis - May 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM

        Jeez, I thought it was a stupid little joke, you’re being quite hostile. I don’t habitually check on the comments on here, but is cup some sort of troll? If not, cut him some slack. Calling him a piece of shit is sorta harsh, it’s not like he’s Halladaysbicepts (sic) or anything.

      • Utley's Hair - May 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM

        Otis, it’s a recurring theme with cup0pizza—habitually taking sick pleasure in non-Dodgers pain.

      • cur68 - May 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

        Otis; 0pizza only comments to crap on someone. The notion that somethings are more important than baseball never occurs to the idiotic little twerp.

      • nixonotis - May 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM

        Ahh, that’s different. I am an AL guy, so I don’t pick up on this stuff too easily. Yeah, if it was schadenfreude and not an innocent joke, that’s not cool. I’d be interested to go back and see if he had anything to say in re Brian Stow, if so he’s with chrisfiorentino on my “most hated” list. Thanks for the update.

      • cur68 - May 27, 2011 at 1:34 AM

        Check out the post on Bonds donating to so as Stow’s kids could go to college. He’s at his best there.

  5. cup0pizza - May 26, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    And you just busted out the internet tough guy routine, sonoco, relying on the internet’s anonymity. Hypocrite much, shitbag?

    • sonoco - May 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM

      Everybody relies on internet anonymity. Your tired routine exists only because of it.

    • cur68 - May 26, 2011 at 11:15 PM

      0pizza; you still suck.

      • Utley's Hair - May 26, 2011 at 11:56 PM

        And not in a good way.

  6. Old Gator - May 27, 2011 at 12:57 AM

    Glad to hear Posey’s ankle isn’t broken. I think he can begin dreaming about the rest of his career again now.

  7. cup0pizza - May 27, 2011 at 3:46 AM

    Nixon, I didn’t make any below-the-belt comments about Brian Stow. I’m tasteless, but not that tasteless. I hope the Stow lawsuit ruins McCourt and the Dodgers.

  8. cup0pizza - May 27, 2011 at 3:48 AM

    cur68, all I said about Bonds is that fathead still ain’t gonna get in the HOF despite his transparent gesture. Grow a pair and some thicker skin, chump.

    • paperlions - May 27, 2011 at 8:15 AM

      Which is 100% irrelevant because 1) no one said it would have an effect on his HOF chances and 2) there is no way that Bonds would think it would have such an effect. The guy’s an egotistical, narcissistic jackass, not an idiot.

  9. paperlions - May 27, 2011 at 8:14 AM

    Weird. Ligaments are not strained they are sprained. Muscles and tendons are strained, not sprained. A severely sprained (assuming they used the wrong term to refer to the correct injury) ligament is a bad thing, multiple ones in the same joint is worse as the joint can be badly destabilized and take a while to reach full recovery (especially in the ankle of a guy expected to spend 3 hrs/day squatting). A sprain is a tear (by definition), severely sprained = pretty badly torn, completely torn, or shredded. The use of sprain seems designed to give the impression that the injury is less serious than it is because people think “torn” sounds worse.

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