Rivera has blood clot in right calf

Mattingly on Yanks' managerial position: "It was a blessing that I didn't get that job"
Game 30: All Wet

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.

Mattingly on Yanks' managerial position: "It was a blessing that I didn't get that job"
Game 30: All Wet
  • Gonzo

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

    • RetroRob

      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

        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

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

  • JoeyA

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

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Nah. That clot is simply to cover for the fact that they don’t know how to operate on a cyborg.

    • jjyank

      No, it was really an “electron clot”, but they didn’t feel like explaining it fully to the public.

      • Yank The Frank

        It wasn”t a clot, it was an outlet.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      …and you think that was actually a clot. Bwahahahaha.

      He’s actually multiplying.

  • bobtaco

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

  • Midland TX

    Oh man, blood thinners instead of just removing it?

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

    • jsbrendog

      well done

    • GardnergoesYardner

      Along with 4 tickets to Mariano’s operation and lunch inside his hospital room all for the affordable cost of $2000.

      • the Other Steve S.

        I think Mickey Mantle’s liver is still out there somewhere.

  • dkidd

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

    rip mca

  • Robinson Tilapia

    In other words……..lupus.

    • Havok9120

      Duh. Its always lupus.

  • Jimmy McNulty

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

    Fuck that’s scary.

  • Shantay Hubenthal

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

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