Posey avoids major injury, likely out 2 days with swollen ankle

San Francisco Giants fans can breath a collective sigh of relief as the injury that forced Buster Posey to leave Thursday’s game against the Colorado Rockies doesn’t appear to be serious.

The former National League MVP was removed after hitting a home run and coming up limp when he made it to home plate. He was later diagnosed with a swollen left ankle, though the ailment should keep him out of action for only two days, manager Bruce Bochy confirmed to Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News.

Posey said afterward that his ankle was already feeling better following treatment. Team trainers believe the injury was caused by scar tissue breaking off from his reconstructive ankle surgery in 2011.

Prior to his departure, Posey had three hits and two RBIs. He was also only a triple shy of the cycle. The Giants made an admirable comeback after his injury, rallying from a 9-1 deficit in the seventh inning. They ultimately came up short, losing 10-9 thanks to a walk-off single from Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia.

Despite the Giants’ struggles, Posey has been elite at the plate this year. He’s hitting .356/.440/.545 with nine home runs and 25 RBIs.

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