Giants are down a catcher for the season due to the Cousin's vs. Posey play at the plate Wednesday night which resulted in a broken ankle for Posey and the winning run for Cousins. Scott Cousins tagged and scored the winning run Wednesday night, putting a shoulder to Posey's chest attempting to knock the ball loose. Posey's ankle was caught under him and as he rotated through the force, the twisting also put stress on his knee. Ouch! His ankle was broken and it takes at least 2 months to get over a simple ankle fracture and much longer to be able to catch at the MLB level! Ankle fractures are actually not uncommon in baseball and are high on the list of lower leg injuries in catchers due to obstruction type collisions at home plate.
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