Drew facing challenging recovery

Updated: February 19, 2012, 7:10 PM ET
By Buster Olney

Buster Posey was circumspect in talking with our Pedro Gomez on Friday, and sounded cautiously confident about how his ankle will respond as he returns to full-time catching duties. "There is never a good time for an injury but since it happened in May, I will be ready for Opening Day," he said.

Posey is OK with watching replays of himself getting steamrolled by Scott Cousins, he said. "I have seen the video of the injury enough where it doesn't bother me. I saw Stephen Drew's injury and I cringe, but watching my injury doesn't bother me."

Both Drew and Posey are coming back from devastating ankle injuries, the kind that might have ended their careers if they had occurred at the time of spit-and-dirt medicine of the 1930s. But time seems to be on Posey's side, because his injury happened earlier in the 2011 season.