Rivera has blood clot in right calf

Mariano Rivera went to the doctors over the weekend to see when they could schedule to repair his torn ACL and there were compliacations. Those complications turned out to be a blood clot in his right calf.

“I was scared,” Rivera told Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger. “You never hear good things about blood clots.”

Rivera is being treated with blood thinners for the condition, which is not expected to affect his rehab and return next season. Doctors spotted the clot after he complained of soreness in his calf when he was examined over the weekend and was kept in the hospital overnight, according to reports.

This doesn’t seem like a big deal in the scheme of things. It only delays the surgery a bit, but Rivera seems more determined to come back then ever. He also told reporters that he had made up his mind to return next season even before the injury.

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One Response to Rivera has blood clot in right calf

  1. NY TAMMY says:

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