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Mariano Rivera finally had his surgery

Jun 12, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

Mariano Rivera AP

Mariano Rivera’s much-delayed ACL surgery was finally performed today.  You’re not gonna believe this, but the doctors say the surgery was a success.  Glad to hear that, of course, but we all still await the athlete’s surgery which is characterized as “a total cluster.”

Rivera expects to miss the whole season.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    The tone of this article is disgusting. Any surgery is dangerous. Only compounded by Mariano’s recent blood clots. To make light about “what if” it didn’t go well tells me a lot about your character.

    • willsolo - Jun 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

      Sheesh.. uptight much?

    • ptfu - Jun 12, 2012 at 6:33 PM

      Turn on your sarcasm detector and reread Craig’s comment. He is mocking how surgeries are REPORTED–note the word “characterized”–not how serious they actually are. Craig’s sarcastic point is that an unsuccessful surgery would still be reported as successful. In other words, medical pronouncements on surgical success are worthless. Is the horse beaten to death yet?

  2. deathmonkey41 - Jun 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Hopefully a speedy recovery for one of biggest class acts in the game.

  3. lostsok - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    The length from injury to surgery shows just how bad this was. They have to wait until the swelling is down. I blew mine and it was almost six weeks. My knee was never the same. Not a Yankees fan, but I can’t imagine anyone–even Red Sox fans–were happy to see an end like this to a career like that….

  4. randygnyc - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Mariano will be back. He has no doubts, as I don’t either. His unequivocal pronouncement was all the assurance Yankee fans needed.

  5. mvpolamalu - Jun 12, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    @lostsok the surgery wasnt delayed because of swelling, it was because he had a blood clot in his leg as well.

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