San Francisco Giants catcher and reigning Rookie of the Year Buster Posey is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle following a collision at home plate last week.

Posey was injured in a much talked about play at the plate, as the Florida Marlins Scott Cousins ran him over as he was trying to catch a throw home in the Giants loss last Wednesday night. Posey was in immediate pain and left the game following the collision.

“He’s not going to be back this season,” head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said in a conference call. “He will have another surgery somewhere in the 8- to 10-week mark to take out some of that hardware that the doctors put in. That’s already determined. … Add that to rehab time, and I don’t see him making it back this season.”

Groeschner said he is optimistic that Posey will be ready for the start of the 2012 season, but notes that the catcher has a long road ahead.

Posey was one of the key cogs for the Giants World Series team last year, hitting .305 with 18 home runs and 67 RBIs in 108 games.



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