Yankees’ Rivera examined by 3 doctors

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.