Mariano Rivera tore the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in his right knee while chasing a fly ball during batting practice on Thursday afternoon, as reported by The New York Times. Before Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Yankees at Kauffman Stadium, Rivera was shagging fly balls in center field. While retreating to the outfield wall, his knee went out and he collided with the wall and went down.
Mariano Rivera injured his knee as he was chasing a flyball during batting practice prior to tonight's game in Kansas City. Rivera appeared to be in a considerable amount of pain, but was seen smiling as he was carted off the field.... Read Post
He would never admit it, but the gods are unjust. If you haven’t heard, the Yankees’ 42-year-old closer Mariano Rivera tore his ACL shagging batting practice fly balls in Kansas City on Thursday night. The most pointless thing in th... Read Post