Posey close to getting rid of crutches

Posey close to getting rid of crutches

SAN FRANCISCO -- Continuing his rehab at AT&T Park, Buster Posey was walking around the Giants clubhouse Friday afternoon, now able to put weight on his surgically repaired left ankle.

Posey was still wearing a boot on his left foot and lower left leg, but he walked with only one crutch under his right arm -- and he should be able to get around without crutches by Sunday or Monday at the latest, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

"He's doing well. He's real close to being able to put all his weight on his leg," Bochy said. "He's got one crutch and can put partial weight on it, but he's coming along fine."

Posey was doing some upper-body workouts in the Giants' weight room and appeared to be in good spirits, stopping to talk with his teammates as he walked around the home clubhouse.

"He seems to be in a great frame of mind with the progress that he's making. I know he'll be glad to get rid of that crutch," Bochy said. "But he's doing well. He's doing real well. It's good to see him here and making the progress that he's making."