Thursday, May 3, 2012
KANSAS CITY—The Yankees prepared for Thursday’s game against the Royals with their fingers crossed after closer Mariano Rivera crumpled on the outfield warning track while shagging fly balls during batting practice.
The club said that the preliminary diagnosis of Rivera’s injury is a twisted right knee, but the 42-year-old all-time saves leader is being sent for an MRI during Thursday’s game.
He was examined on-site at Kauffman Stadium by Royals associate physician Joseph Noland, as well as the Yankees’ training staff.
Once this happened the result of tonight’s game seemed meaningless to me. Here’s hoping we get good news.
Anyway, the Yankees lost, the first home game the Royals have won all year in 11 tries. I’d be shocked if they didn’t win their second tomorrow.
The early diagnosis for Mariano Rivera is a torn ACL. He will be checked again in New York, but this almost certainly means hes out for the season.
You know what? Eff this season.
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