Rivera has complications before knee surgery

The great Mariano Rivera met with doctors over the weekend to setup a date for when he would have surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his right knee, but there were complications when they examined him and they have still not set a date for surgery.

“We ran into complications,’’ agent Fernando Cuza told George King of the NY Post. “I am referring to Dr. Ahmad and [Yankees general manager] Brian Cashman for further information.’’

The Yankees wouldn’t elaborate on that. Hopefully there was just some swelling or something that they had to wait for before being able to determine when they can have surgery. It is a bit scary, but Buster Olney of ESPN reported that this doesn’t put a 2013 comeback in jeopardy. Hopefully he is right.

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