The Giants just announced the Buster Posey underwent successful surgery this morning to repair the torn ligaments in his left ankle. No timetable for recovery was given.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Larry Oloff, the Giants' podiatry specialist; Giants orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki and Dr. Mike Dillingham.
Just once I'd like to hear a team announce that there was unsuccessful surgery -- forceps left inside, a mid-surgery power outage, the wrong ankle was opened up ... something like that. Not with Posey, though. So this is certainly good news.
While the Giants aren't ruling out a late-season return for Posey, the young catcher seems to be a little more realistic:
Posey hesitantly acknowledged he is "highly likely" done for the season. .
The next step is rest and rehabilitation. Posey's sentimental teammates, in the spirit of solidarity, have pledged to match him extra-base hit for extra-base hit while he's on the disabled list. So touching.