SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants catcher Buster Posey has cleared another hurdle in his long road to recovery, getting the screws removed from his surgically repaired left ankle.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy says Posey is still weeks away from being able to put weight on the leg.
Posey is pushing himself around in a makeshift scooter that supports his reconstructed ankle.
The 2010 NL Rookie of the Year is out for the season.
He tore three ligaments in his ankle and fractured a bone in his lower left leg in a home-plate collision with Florida's Scott Cousins on May 25.
Posey will continue to receive treatment on his injuries in hopes of returning for spring training.
San Francisco was opening a three-game series Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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