Yankees All Star Mariano Rivera Suffers Serious Injury, Vows to Return in 2013
Posted on May 07, 2012
A recent injury has temporarily halted the career of Yankees legend Mariano Rivera. The 12-time All Star pitcher tore his ACL and meniscus during practice before a game with the Kansas City Royals. Rivera, 42, fell awkwardly, twisting his knee, leg, and foot in the process. A doctor told the Hall of Famer that he should be able to return to work for spring training beginning in 2013.
"I love to play the game. To me, I don't think going out like this is the right way," Rivera said. "I don't want to retire because I got hurt in the way that it happened. I don't think like that. With the strength of the Lord, I just have to continue."
Many experts and baseball enthusiasts believe this might be the end of Rivera career but Rivera vows to return to the mound by 2013. The setback has caused unrest amongst the pitcher’s teammates and managers but the Yankees continue to be a strong team regardless. The Yanks managed to break a three game losing streak with a 6-2 win over the Royals despite the absence of their star pitcher.
The Yankees currently have 10 team members on the disabled list. This marks Rivera’s first appearance on the DL since a groin injury in 2003.
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