Mariano Rivera Carted Off Field With Knee Injury During Batting Practice [UPDATE]

Mariano Rivera suffered an apparent right knee injury during Yankees batting practice today. He was removed from the field on a cart. He was shagging fly balls in center field.

A huge blow, obviously. We’ll update as more information comes available.

Update — Here’s a description of the injury from USA Today:

Rivera was going back on a fly ball during batting practice, making a leaping attempt at it before his right knee buckled on the Kauffman Stadium warning track. He was helped to his feet by manager Joe Girardi, who sprinted to the outfield, and bullpen coach Mike Harkey. Rivera, 42, was taken by cart off the field.

UPDATE II — The YES Network has the unembeddable video. Wow. Looks terrible.

[Photo via @Nate_Bukaty]


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