In a routine he has taken part of since his days in the minor leagues, Mariano Rivera was in the outfield in Kansas City prior to tonight’s game against the Royals shagging fly balls. This time would be different than all the other routine catches he has made, as this time he would land awkwardly on the warning track and laid on the ground in pain.
Rivera suffered a torn ACL before the game tonight in KC
Grabbing his leg, the trainer’s cart made its way to the legendary closer and picked him up and put him on the cart and proceeded to drive off the field.
Throughout the game, thoughts were all on Rivera as fans wondered what the outcome of the injury would be. In a post-game press conference Joe Girardi said that the preliminary MRI showed a torn ACL.
The team and Rivera are seeking a second opinion and hoping that this initial test has shown false results.
If the injury is in fact a torn ACL that would mean the season is over for Rivera and more than likely, his historic career w...