Rivera Carted Off Field

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was carted off the field during batting practice after running into the wall fielding a fly ball. Rivera could not walk under his own power and was helped by manager Joe Girardi and a trainer.

One eye witness commeneted on the injury.

“It looked like the Derrick Rose play,”

Chicago Bulls star player tore his ACL during the playoffs. Lets hope it isnt severe. Losing the greatest closer in baseball history would be huge.

The Yankees website reported that Rivera’s knee buckled before hitting the wall leading to the belief he could have a serious knee injury. Rafael Soriano or David Robertson are likely to handle the closer duties while Mo is out.

To follow up on the original blog it is being reported that Rivera has a Torn ACL and will likely be done for the season. This also likely means the end to a great career and future Hall of Famer. As a Yankee fan I wanna say Thank You to Mo for all the great things he has done for the Yankees.

About ballerinsight

I am a Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Penguins, NY Yankees, Duke Blue Devils, and Florida State Seminoles fan.

Posted on May 4, 2012, in Baseball and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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