Found May 09, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
If you’re a fan of the New York Yankees, you may want to stop reading now because you’re about to get more bad news. During a visit with surgeons on Monday, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was supposed to set a date for his impending knee surgery. Rivera was expected to need surgery to repair his right ACL and meniscus, but according to his agent, the visit revealed some “complications.” Things didn’t go smoothly when meeting with doctors and a date for the surgery has not been set, as Rivera will now confer with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman and team doctors. The fear was that the original diagnosis of a torn ACL and meniscus was wrong, and that Rivera also had a torn MCL. But a team official shot that speculation down. Cashman wouldn’t reveal what the complications were but he did say he didn’t believe they would keep Rivera from returning in 2013. Rivera hasn’t ruled out a return this season but that would be highly unlikely, especially now that there are complications th...

Yankees Fans in NYC React To Mariano Rivera’s Legacy

You don’t have to be a Yankees fan, or even a sports fan to know that Mariano Rivera means the world to New York City. An Illustrious career of closing game after game with robotic like precision, and hardly ever giving fans more than the occasional runner on first to worry about will do that for an athlete. The hall-of-fame is baseball’s most sought after individual prize,...

Don’t Worry, Mo’s Coming Back – A Compilation of Saves from Future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera

The incomparable career of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera may have ended Thursday night, not on a pitcher’s mound but on the warning track at Kauffman Stadium before the game had even begun. Rivera, 42, the most successful closer of all time, suffered a torn ACL and a torn meniscus in his right knee after he fell awkwardly to the ground while shagging a fly ball during...

Mariano Rivera Has Blood Clot in Right Calf After Tearing Knee Ligament

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...

Mariano Rivera 'scared' about blood clot found in right calf

Mariano Rivera went to the hospital on Monday to decide which doctor would perform surgery on his torn ACL and found out he also had a blood clot in the calf of the same right leg. The clot was discovered while doctors examined the torn ACL in his right knee, prompting doctors to keep the New York Yankees closer in the hospital overnight while he was treated with blood thinners...

Mariano Rivera's Injury May Crush Yankees' Hopes Once October Rolls Around

The Yankees beat the Rays on Tuesday night in New York, but it didn't come easy. Leading by just two heading into the ninth inning, Joe Girardi called on David Robertson to finish things off. The right-hander came in and eventually got the save, but not after flirting with disaster by allowing two walks and a hit before putting things away. Yankees fans might have to get used...

Yankees closer Rivera has blood clot in calf

APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer 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, though he...

The Mariano Rivera Fact Sheet

Late last week the Yankees (and really all of baseball) got some bad news when Mariano Rivera tore his right ACL shagging fly balls before Thursday’s game. It’s been part of his pre-game routine throughout his entire professional career, but it wasn’t until now that he took a misstep and hurt himself seriously. Rivera did announce that he will return to pitch next year —...

Blood clot delays Rivera's knee surgery

Yankees star closer Mariano Rivera's surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee was delayed after doctors discovered a blood clot in his calf, the right-hander told reporters Wednesday.

Ninth inning no longer open and close

For a moment it looked like David Robertson was about to cry, although it was probably the shimmer of the TV lights. Still, it didn't require any forensics to realize Robertson had just been exposed to the brave, new world without Mariano Rivera and was in a state of shock. Over and over, the Yankees' new closer kept re-living the three-run HR he'd surrendered to Matt...

Rays 4, Yankees 1

By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- If Mariano Rivera was shouting at his television Tuesday night, there's no telling what the New York Yankees injured closer was doing Wednesday. Before Wednesday night's game, Rivera recounted how he had been screaming encouragement as his main successor for the rest of this season, David Robertson, wiggled out of trouble...

Yankees 5, Rays 3

NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon didn't expect to get much of a break just because the New York Yankees would not have injured closer Mariano Rivera for the rest of the season. While Maddon said he'd rather face a healthy Rivera than see him hurt, he paid a compliment to Rivera's main successor for the season, David Robertson, before Tuesday's game...

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