Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/9/12
NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera has a blood clot in his right calf, the latest health problem for the longtime New York Yankees closer, who tore a knee ligament last week while shagging fly balls during batting practice. Rivera is on blood-thinning medication intended to dissolve the clot and says he is OK, although he was scared when he received the diagnosis. He needs to spend at least a week or two strengthening his knee before he has surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament -- but he says that would have been the case regardless of the blood...

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