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Mariano Rivera to have ACL surgery on June 12

Jun 6, 2012, 5:32 PM EDT

Mariano Rivera AP

It’s been over a month since Mariano tore his ACL while shagging fly balls. Because of a blood clot in the same leg, however, his surgery had been delayed indefinitely. But now the clot has been taken care of and his surgery is on for next Tuesday.

Rivera, who vowed  “I am coming back. Write it down in big letters. … I’m not going out like this,” is out for the year, but assuming the surgery goes off without complications, he should be ready and at full speed next spring.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Jun 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Hoping for at least one more good year out of you, Mariano. Godspeed!

  2. packhawk04 - Jun 6, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Regardless of whether or not he plays again, one of the most dominant closers of all time.

    • yankeehatersaredelusional - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:31 PM

      one of the most? you probably mean the most

  3. natstowngreg - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    If Mariano Rivera says he’s coming back, despite age and knee surgery, I believe him.

  4. randygnyc - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Speedy recovery, Mo!!!!

  5. rastaraider - Jun 6, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    He is done its over bro

    • rico7207 - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:50 AM

      He could pitch better from a wheel chair than any Red Sox reliever. He’ll be back and stronger, giving his arm a rest.

  6. bmorethansteel - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    ACL tear saved his life. Regardless if he comes back or not, someone was looking over him or just pure luck (whichever you believe in)

  7. rico7207 - Jun 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    All the best, to the best reliever, ever. May he have a speedy and healthy recovery!!!

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