Rivera has blood clot in right calf


We have finally learned the nature of Mariano’s complication, to which his agent cryptically referred yesterday. Via basically every beat writer, he has a blood clot in his right calf. He stayed overnight in the hospital to get it taken care of, and is on blood thinners currently. This doesn’t change much in the long run; it just pushes back his surgery date a bit.

In other news, Mo revealed that he was leaning towards coming back in 2013, even before the injury. So much for all his actions being those of a man set on retirement.

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  1. Gonzo says:

    He got the blood clot as a result of the injury, right? That would be freaky…

    • RetroRob says:

      That would be my guess. It would be more freaky if the blood clot was unrelated, although maybe that’s what you meant?

      It’s a good question, though, that I haven’t seen answered in the articles I’ve read so far.

      • Gonzo says:

        Meant more as one of those “it could have killed him if left unchecked.” As in the injury saved his life deal.

    • Manny's BanWagon says:

      The blood clot probably came from immobilizing his leg. It can also come from trauma to the veins in his legs.

  2. JoeyA says:

    So, the cyborg rumor…..just a rumor?

  3. bobtaco says:

    If the clot was unrelated, than the injury was a blessing in disguise…

  4. Midland TX says:

    Oh man, blood thinners instead of just removing it?

    I was hoping for the chance to acquire it at a Steiner Collectibles auction.

  5. dkidd says:

    tossed it out the window three minutes hot
    hit the rastaman and he said “blood clot!”

    rip mca

  6. Robinson Tilapia says:

    In other words……..lupus.

  7. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Just keeps getting better and better….sweet Jesus, get better Mo.

    Fuck that’s scary.

  8. Shantay Hubenthal says:

    Blood clots are sometimes dangerous. Any blood clots in the body should always be evaluated by the doctor. ;`.,:


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