Mariano Rivera Gets Carried Off the Field with Torn ACL (Updated)
Update: Mariano Rivera says he will pitch in 2013
“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this,” Rivera said. ”This has me thinking, I can’t go down like this.”
“Miracles happen,” Rivera said with a smile. “I’m a positive man. The only thing is that I feel sorry I let down my teammates. Besides that I’m OK.”
Mariano Rivera injury is now reported to be a torn ACL, which would end his season. It was expecting he’d announce his retirement at the end of the 2012 season, this could possibly mean the end of his career.
Rivera was diagnosed with a torn ACL and meniscus Thursday night after an MRI exam taken during the Yankees’ 4-3 loss to the Royals.
“I saw it all go down,” Rodriguez said. “It’s hard even to talk about it tonight. I mean, Mo has meant so much to us on a personal level, and his significance on the field, on the mound. But the bottom line is we’re the New York Yankees, and nobody is going to feel sorry for us.”
Jeter said that Rivera has been shagging balls for “20-some years,” at least as long as they’ve known each other. It never crossed the captain’s mind that Rivera would get hurt tracking down a fly ball in batting practice. It’s just something that people had come to accept.
“That’s his conditioning. He’s always shagging balls,” Jeter said. “He’s like a center fielder anyway. It was a freak thing. There’s no other way you can explain it.”