San Francisco Giants Catcher Buster Posey Breaks Ankle
A home-plate collision in Wednesday night's baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Florida Marlins has left Giants catcher Buster Posey, 24, with a broken left ankle and torn ligaments in his left knee.
During the 12th inning of the game, Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins crashed into home place, colliding with the National League Rookie of the Year. "It's way serious," a source told Comcast SportsNet about Posey's injury. An X-ray taken on the spot revealed a bone fracture, and an MRI was run on Thursday morning to assess the damage to his knee.
Posey had to be escorted off the field after the game-winning run for Cousins. It's likely that he will have to sit out the rest of the season, and his replacement, Eli Whiteside, is ready to step up to the plate. "Gotta move forward when something like this happens," radio announcer Bruce Bochy said of the incident.