Torn ACL puts Mariano Rivera’s career in jeopardy

The Yankees got about the worst possible news they could get on Mariano Rivera. After the game, Joe Girardi announced that the preliminary diagnosis is that he has a torn ACL and he will head to New York for more tests.

Recovery time for a torn ACL is typically 4-6 months so there is a very good chance this means his 2012 season is over and considering he is 42-years-old it very well could mean the end of his career.

Rivera hinted that this may be the final year of his career when he showed up to spring training. It would be a shame for it to end this way. Hopefully he can make it back this season and if not, hopefully he decides to play for one more year in 2013. Otherwise, it was really an honor to watch him pitch. What a great career. He is an easy choice to be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

We’ll have more updates as they happen so check back here for any further information.

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3 Responses to Torn ACL puts Mariano Rivera’s career in jeopardy

  1. Tammy Mascia says:

    MY HEART IS BREAKING FOR ONE OF MY ALL -TIME FAVORITE [''PERSON] IN THE WORLDAND 2ND MY ALL- TIME BASEBALL PLAYER . A GREAT MAN AND FINE EXAMPLE TO ANY YOUNG PERSON THAT LOOKS TO THIER FUTURE IN BASEBALL,HERE IS YOUR ULTIMATE ROLL MODEL! IT CANT BE LIKE THIS,HE DONT DESERVE THIS.YANKEES GETTING SOME BAD DEALS SEEMS LIKE EVERYDAY SOMETHING ,WELL THIS TAKES IT! PUT THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN,FEELS LIKE! BUT I KNOW BETTER THAN THAT! THIS IS THE NYY AND WE ALWAYS FIND A WAY ! THINKING AND PRAYING FOR YOU MO' AND IF I KNOW YOU ,YOU WILL SUCCEED WHAT YOU HAD PUT INTO THIS CAREER AND FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED WHEN YOU CAN,ITS NOT OVER FOR YOU,JUST TOO SOON TO ANSWER WHAT YOUR FUTURE HOLDS,AND YOUR FUTERE DOES NOT HOLD 'AN END TO IT ALL CAUSE OF THIS,IF YOU CANT THIS YEAR,THERES ALWAYS NEXT YEAR! AND ALL OF US ON @ I LOVE MY NY YANKEES TEAM PLAYERS LOVE YOU TOO ,GET BETTER ASAP♥ LOVE NY TAMMY~♥

  2. Bronx_Knight says:

    First of all: GAAARRGGGHHHH NOOOOOO!!!!!

    Second: who takes over closer duties for Mo? Robertson or Soriano? Soriano was brought over to be Mariano's heir apparent, and led the AL in saves in 2010, but Robertson has been insanely effective.

    Third: If this is the end for Mariano, the only thing I can say is, at least he went out at the very top of his game, at the height of his powers, and was forced out by an honest injury. What an amazing, amazing ballplayer, and a great humanitarian and Yankee.

    • Fred says:

      Right now, Robertson is simply pitching much better than Soriano. Hell, he's pitching better than just about anyone. I really hope we just shift everyone up an inning, with Drob closing.

      And of course, this is terrible news… For now, I just hope that Mo gets out of this without having to deal with too much knee pain. If he's done, he's been a joy to watch.