Breaking: Mariano Rivera’s ACL

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According to Bryan Hoch of, Mariano Rivera has torn the ACL in his right knee, after a freak incident in which he slipped on the warning track or locked up his knee as he was shagging fly balls before tonight’s game against the Royals.

The video of the incident is below:

It’s expected that Rivera will travel back to New York to see team doctors, but he’s unlikely to be back this season. And it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility to suggest that we’ve seen the last of the greatest reliever of all time.