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Buster Posey undergoes hip surgery in Colorado

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Buster Posey played his last game of the season for the Giants on Friday. While he nearly came up in a pinch-hitting situation Saturday, the chance fell through and Posey left the team on Sunday for Vail, Colorado. Today, he underwent surgery on a right hip that had bothered him all season long.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Marc Philippon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. According to a press release from the Giants, “Posey is resting comfortably and is expected to return to the Bay Area later this week where he’ll begin his rehabilitation.”

It is unclear how long Posey’s rehab will take, but Posey and the team’s hope is that he will be able to start for the Giants on opening day. Dave Groeschner, the Giants’ director of athletic training, was there for the surgery and had previously relayed news to manager Bruce Bochy that the surgery had been delayed. Bochy said he wasn’t sure what the cause of the delay was, but added he’d talk to Groeschner after surgery to find out how it went.


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