King: Rivera battling “severe” headaches

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Via George King: Mariano Rivera has been battling “severe” headaches for two weeks and went for tests on Friday. “It was severe … When you have issues you want to make sure everything is OK. They said it seems like migraine headaches,” said Mo, who underwent a CAT-scan and blood test.

Rivera, 43, said the headaches haven’t impacted his pitching and he is expected to throw an inning today. The doctors still haven’t told him how he will be treated, so hopefully they get on that pretty soon. Brian Cashman said the team wasn’t concerned there is something more serious going on (concussion?), but obviously it’s good to know the tests didn’t reveal anything major. Still … getting pretty sick of this injury stuff.

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  • jjyank

    Eeesh. That sounds kinda scary. Really hope Mo is alright.

    • Electric Nunez ll

      More nicely empathetic than Mike’s somewhat spoiled response, tell you what…

      “…getting pretty sick of this injury stuff.” Yo, dude, all us Yankee fans are, don’t need to hear it. Be thankful if you ain’t injured and won’t start the season on the DL, haha.

      • Mark G

        a men

  • Stink, stank, stunk

    Migraines are random with respect to when they afflict. He will simply not be able to pitch if he has a severe one. This is not good.

  • Who hates bunts more? Axisa or Earl Weaver?

    Yikes, feel bad for Mo and hope he gets over these quickly. Only upside I can see is perhaps Mo views it as a “sign” to keep pitching since the headaches started after he announced his retirement ;)

  • http://msn AMANDA

    I would have a headache too if all my teams players sere falling like flys hope he is ok there will never be another MOE

    • Engorged McPhee

      And, by “head,” “she” means….

    • jjyank

      Your comment gives me headaches.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Another one reports for duty.

  • I’m not the droids you’re looking for…

    For no good reason I have a really bad feeling about this, clean test results or no.

    • Stink, stank, stunk

      I think your feelings are justified. Migraine sufferers will attest to the debilitating aspect of those headaches. A clean MRI = no tumor, no aneurysm, and those are the scariest possibilities, but migraines are serious business.

  • Barry
    • jjyank

      I actually had that game on TV and saw it happen. He was down for awhile, looked pretty bad.

  • Turk

    ….just lovely.

  • Alkaline

    This is getting out of hand.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    From my own knowledge of “things to REALLY be concerned about,” what should really worry someone about Mariano, as a person and not just baseball player, would mostly be ruled out by blood work and a CAT Scan. If those came back clean, we could probably get off the tumor ledge.

    He’s looked great thus far so, if he’s been doing this through the headaches, it clearly hasn’t had a debilitating effect. Let’s see what else we learn, and how it affects him throughout the season.

  • trr

    Good lord, ehat next?

    • Darrenn

      Jeter’s “likely” to start season on DL. Fuckballs.

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Hopefully they can get them under control. Migraines can be very debilitating and Percy Harvin for one has missed at least a few games because of Migraines. I think recently Lamarcus Aldridge too.

    Not life threatening thank god but also no joke.

  • cody

    It doesnt matter much since there wont be very many save opportunities this season:(

  • Mark G

    gettimng pretty sick of LOUSY reporting Mike some one should kick you in the head…then we can all say we are sick of inujuries LOL

  • RetroRob

    I think it’s unusual for someone to start developing migranes in their 40s. I wonder if he’s had these before, but on a more minor level. Depending on the severity, yes, migranes can totally prevent him from pitching. People lock themselves into dark rooms and don’t move for a day(s) when they’re hit hard enough. It’s not a case of an extra severe headache.

  • Mike16

    Of course the Yankees should verify there is nothing physically wring with him first, but after that they should point him at some mind healing remedies as his Migraines could be very likely stress induced– he does have a lot on his mind after all with with this being his last year and his pending retirement etc. Dr.John Sarno (wrote great books on the subject) has a practice right near Yankee stadium New in York University Medical Center. Seriously — check it out Yankees and any one else who suffers Migraines.