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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 8:02AM #1
laurenfrances
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Yankees team of physicians ran into complications and wouldn't elaborate their findings

Surgery plans Mo complicated than expected




Last Updated: 3:47 AM, May 8, 2012


Posted: 2:27 AM, May 8, 2012





Mariano Rivera’s visit with surgeons yesterday was expected to result in a date for surgery to repair a torn right ACL.


However, things didn’t go as smoothly as expected.


“We ran into complications,’’ agent Fernando Cuza told The Post. “I am referring to Dr. Ahmad and [Yankees general manager] Brian Cashman for further information.’’


Neither Cuza nor the Yankees would elaborate on what was discovered when Rivera met with Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad, Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants’ physician, and David Altchek, the Mets’ doctor, who performed surgery on Rivera’s shoulder after the 2008 season.



It was suspected the surgeons would concur with last week’s diagnosis in Kansas City that Rivera had a torn ACL and torn meniscus and plans for season-ending surgery would be made.


“I won’t comment on that right now,’’ Cashman said. “He was at the Hospital for Special Surgery and saw Dr. Warren and then saw [Dr.] Ahmad. He was scheduled to see both.’’


By now the storyline of how Rivera suffered the injury is part of Yankee lore. Shagging batting practice fly balls at Kauffman Stadium Thursday night, Rivera crumbled to the warning track in center field holding his right knee.


Carted off the field, Rivera was taken for an MRI which revealed a torn ACL and a tear in the meniscus.


Friday, Rivera vowed to return next year, saying he didn’t want the final snapshot of his career to have him laying on a dirt warning track or being lifted by manager Joe Girardi and bullpen coach Mike Harkey into a cart.


“When you love the game and you like to compete, it would be tough to go out like this,” the all-time saves leader with 608 said. He added: “I can’t go down like this.”


Rivera, 42, also said he expected the Yankees would welcome him back.


“They will want the old goat,’’ Rivera said.


Saturday, Rivera flew from Kansas City home on the Steinbrenner family jet. Sunday, he rested at home, awaiting yesterday’s examinations. Since the devastating injury deleted arguably the greatest pitcher of all time from the late-game equation, the Yankees are 2-2 but haven’t experienced a save situation. The closest came Friday night when David Robertson fanned all three batters to seal a 6-2 win.


When dealing with torn ACL’s the recovery process varies from surgery to surgery. The most popular opinion is six to eight months but some have returned in five and others need a full year.





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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 8:11AM #2
TheStripes
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This isn't good obviously..... I was holding out hope for the best of news all things considered....

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 8:25AM #3
IGotYouBabe
Posts: 384

Mo will recover, and while working his way back into shape will develop a devasting knuckleball-eephus combo that will allow him to keep pitching another two decades. No worries.

2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 9:11AM #4
craner7
Posts: 14,945

You're on a roll this morning! Laughing

2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 9:22AM #5
newinn
Posts: 18,139

May 8, 2012 -- 8:02AM, laurenfrances wrote:

Yankees team of physicians ran into complications and wouldn't elaborate their findings


Surgery plans Mo complicated than expected




Last Updated: 3:47 AM, May 8, 2012


Posted: 2:27 AM, May 8, 2012





Mariano Rivera’s visit with surgeons yesterday was expected to result in a date for surgery to repair a torn right ACL.


However, things didn’t go as smoothly as expected.


“We ran into complications,’’ agent Fernando Cuza told The Post. “I am referring to Dr. Ahmad and [Yankees general manager] Brian Cashman for further information.’’


Neither Cuza nor the Yankees would elaborate on what was discovered when Rivera met with Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad, Dr. Russell Warren, the Giants’ physician, and David Altchek, the Mets’ doctor, who performed surgery on Rivera’s shoulder after the 2008 season.



It was suspected the surgeons would concur with last week’s diagnosis in Kansas City that Rivera had a torn ACL and torn meniscus and plans for season-ending surgery would be made.


“I won’t comment on that right now,’’ Cashman said. “He was at the Hospital for Special Surgery and saw Dr. Warren and then saw [Dr.] Ahmad. He was scheduled to see both.’’


By now the storyline of how Rivera suffered the injury is part of Yankee lore. Shagging batting practice fly balls at Kauffman Stadium Thursday night, Rivera crumbled to the warning track in center field holding his right knee.


Carted off the field, Rivera was taken for an MRI which revealed a torn ACL and a tear in the meniscus.


Friday, Rivera vowed to return next year, saying he didn’t want the final snapshot of his career to have him laying on a dirt warning track or being lifted by manager Joe Girardi and bullpen coach Mike Harkey into a cart.


“When you love the game and you like to compete, it would be tough to go out like this,” the all-time saves leader with 608 said. He added: “I can’t go down like this.”


Rivera, 42, also said he expected the Yankees would welcome him back.


“They will want the old goat,’’ Rivera said.


Saturday, Rivera flew from Kansas City home on the Steinbrenner family jet. Sunday, he rested at home, awaiting yesterday’s examinations. Since the devastating injury deleted arguably the greatest pitcher of all time from the late-game equation, the Yankees are 2-2 but haven’t experienced a save situation. The closest came Friday night when David Robertson fanned all three batters to seal a 6-2 win.


When dealing with torn ACL’s the recovery process varies from surgery to surgery. The most popular opinion is six to eight months but some have returned in five and others need a full year.








Very bizzare. I hope it's nothing more serious then a knee problem

2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 10:00AM #6
cookback
Posts: 1,034

From RAB...


For what it’s worth, ESPN NY’s Andrew Marchand spoke with a “high-ranking team official” who said the complications are not serious. We’ll keep you updated when further information becomes available.


This at least sounds a little better...

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 10:02AM #7
newinn
Posts: 18,139

May 8, 2012 -- 10:00AM, cookback wrote:


From RAB...


For what it’s worth, ESPN NY’s Andrew Marchand spoke with a “high-ranking team official” who said the complications are not serious. We’ll keep you updated when further information becomes available.


This at least sounds a little better...





Thanks CB, I was letting my imagination run away a bit.

2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 10:04AM #8
Cleese
Posts: 4,284

Why even mention complications though if they're not serious?

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 10:08AM #9
JoeGNJ
Posts: 11,763

While the report sounds more pessimistic than we were first told, I cant imagine what more couldve been revealed a few days later than his KC MRI unless, he did further damage to it from the time he got that MRI and his exam in NYC. It maybe that the surrounding tissue was damaged which means more invasive surgery=longer rehab. Either way, MO will be back b/c he SAID so. We know he'll move heaven and earth in rehab.

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2 years ago  ::  May 08, 2012 - 10:21AM #10
Lola
Posts: 14,346

May 8, 2012 -- 10:08AM, JoeGNJ wrote:


While the report sounds more pessimistic than we were first told, I cant imagine what more couldve been revealed a few days later than his KC MRI unless, he did further damage to it from the time he got that MRI and his exam in NYC. It maybe that the surrounding tissue was damaged which means more invasive surgery=longer rehab. Either way, MO will be back b/c he SAID so. We know he'll move heaven and earth in rehab.




I refuse to speculate on what this means..... he'll be back when he's back.

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