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.