Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was examined Monday by three
doctors at two hospitals as he determines where he will have knee
New York general manager Brian Cashman said Rivera was seen by
team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York Presbyterian
Hospital and by Dr. Russell Warren, a knee specialist at the
Hospital for Special Surgery.
Rivera’s agent, Fernando Cuza, said Dr. David Altchek, who
performed surgery on the pitcher’s shoulder following the 2008
season, also looked at him.
The 42-year-old Rivera tore the anterior cruciate ligament and
damaged the meniscus in his right knee last Thursday at Kansas City
when he stumbled and fell while shagging fly balls during batting
practice. He likely will miss the rest of the season.