Buster Posey Injury Update: MRI Shows Leg Fracture, Ligament Tears

After Buster Posey sustained what looked like a serious injury Wednesday night in a home plate collision, the first word on the severity Thursday morning was that Posey had a broken leg and torn ligaments. That was basically the worst-case scenario, but it was also an unofficial report, and we were all left waiting for the results of an MRI, scheduled for noon on Thursday. While x-rays showed a leg fracture, only the MRI could confirm whether or not Posey sustained ligament damage.

Now that the Giants' Thursday matinee is over, the results of Posey's MRI have been revealed. Or MRIs, as it were. According to Amy Gutierrez, Posey had three MRIs: one on his ankle, one on his lower leg, one on his knee. The exams showed a fractured fibula, and they also showed torn ligaments in the ankle.

In other words, there is indeed ligament damage, and it looks like Posey will need surgery. But just to leave you with some glimmer of hope:

Bochy says based on what he's been briefed on regarding Posey's MRI, he thinks Buster will be back this season.

Buster Posey is seriously injured, and he'll probably undergo ligament surgery, but he might return this year. Pretty incredible, all things considered.

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