Rivera resumes light running as part of ACL rehab


Mariano Rivera threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Three last night, but he still isn’t close to throwing a meaningful pitch in an actual game following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right knee. The best reliever in baseball history told Steve Zipay that he’s “feeling much better (and) in process of doing some jogging, running,” during a charity even at LaGuardia today.

Last week we found out that Mo was throwing off flat ground against doctor’s orders in August, so you know he’s itching to get back. The team has been adamant that he will not return this year however, no matter how far the Yankees go in the postseason. They’re focused on 2013.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • King George

    This is great news. I think Mo will come back as close to 100% as anyone returning from this injury.

    I hate to be a thread killer, so I’ll only mention this briefly…but Joe Girardi’s dad passed away. Just hit the wires…

  • Eddards

    Sorry to hear about Joe’s father. He will manage tonight in honor of a great man.

    Mariano will return next season. He can’t go out like this.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES)

    So what you’re saying is….

  • Darren

    Mo looked a little tentative with that ceremonial first pitch last night. I don;t think he’s coming back this year, although I was holding out hope for a miracle.

    • Laz

      I would doubt it, he is what, 42/43 now? I really wouldn’t push it if it is close. Let him get up his health this winter and come back strong next year.

  • Fredric M. London

    Please Mariano, heal, feel good, and COME BACK! Don’t let that freak accident mark the end to your Hall Of Fame career!

  • FreeAgentSignee

    Get well Mariano!