San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has sustained a broken ankle at last night’s game against the Florida Marlins. The reigning National League Rookie of the Year was run into by Marlins outfielder Scott Cousins as he ran into home plate. To add insult to the injury, Cousin’s score was the winning run in the 12th inning of the game. Posey is also to undergo MRI testing today to see if there was also damage to the ligaments of his knee.
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The ankle joint is made up of 3 bones, ligaments and a joint capsule:
Although there are many ways to fracture an ankle bone, the most common injuries involve a sharp twist of the ankle or a direct impact that breaks at least one (or more) of the ankle bones.
Symptoms of a fracture include:
These symptoms are nearly identical to those of a ankle sprain, and the only way to know for sure whether an injury is a fracture or a sprain is by taking an x-ray of the ankle. Treatment for a fractured ankle usually involves casting to prevent movement while the bones heal. More severe fractures, especially involving both bones, may require surgical stabilization as well.