It was about three weeks ago when Mariano Rivera tore his ACL while shagging flies in the outfield, but the 42-year-old legend still has not had surgery to repair the damage.
When Rivera met with doctors to schedule surgery about a week following the incident, they discovered a blood clot in his right calf. They treated the clot with blood thinners and are currently doing therapy and treating the clot before they set a date to repair his torn ACL, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
This is not as big a deal as it might seem. Knees are a tricky part of the body to operate on and typically following an injury like this there is a decent amount of swelling that they have to let pass. So there is no guarantee that he would have even had surgery by now in the first place. Hopefully it doesn’t take too much longer though because rehab could start cutting into spring training at some point.