Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Mariano Rivera has been rehabbing his surgically repaired need since early summer this past season.  The rehab process for the injury he sustained is often long and grueling.  It's no wonder he considered retirement.  However, Rivera's rehab has gone well and he will be ready for Opening Day. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rivera's knee has shown enough progress for the New York Yankees' closer to proclaim he will be ready when the season starts. "Oh, yeah, I don't see why not," Rivera said Dec. 11. "We have at least three months, four months until that point. I'll be ready. ... The leg's getting stronger and stronger. You have to give it time. I'm doing my part and time is doing its part." Rivera is still working on strengthening the knee, but he is making progress.  The knee injury came in May when Rivera was shagging fly balls before a game against the Kansas City Royals.  He landed awkwardly and blew out his right knee.  After doing so, Rivera vowed he would return for 2013.  However, after taking some time away from the game, he began to lean towards retirement.  Of course, Rivera has since signed a one-year deal with the Yankees and agreed to come back for at least one more year. Rivera is the all-time saves leader.  He has 608 saves in his career and a 2.21 ERA.  He has been one of the most dominant relief pitchers of all-time. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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