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    This is the most positive article I've seen yet on what might be ahead for Rivera:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/05/sp...-torn-acl.html

    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera declared Friday that his career was not over, and according to medical experts and peers who have come back from a similar knee injury, there is no reason to believe he will not be able to return.

    Rivera, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night, faces a recovery process that could last up to eight months. It is a relatively rare injury among baseball players, much less pitchers. Nevertheless, there does not appear to be much, including his age, that would prevent the 42-year-old Rivera from pitching again.

    “With this injury, if the surgery goes the way it should go, it’s completely up to the player whether he plays again,” Stan Conte, director of medical services for the Los Angeles Dodgers, said. “The surgery has been around for a long time, and it is highly successful in athletes.”

    Younger athletes normally heal better than older ones, but doctors said there was not much difference between the knees of a 22-year-old and those of a 42-year-old, particular one in good physical shape. Rivera has other factors in his favor. He does not have a history of knee problems, and as a pitcher, he does not put too much stress on the knee and is not forced to constantly pivot. The fact he hurt his right knee rather than his left, which is the leg he lands on and turns during his pitching motion, is also seen as a positive.

    “Perhaps a 42-year-old would not be coming back to play in the N.F.L.,” said Joshua Dines, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. “He’s lucky in the sense that the demands of baseball are not as strenuous as football or basketball.”

    Torn A.C.L.’s are generally reconstructed with a graft, generally from the patellar tendon, which takes about five months to reincorporate into the body.

    Surgery is usually not done until the swelling in the affected area goes down, which can take days or weeks. Patients require crutches immediately after the procedure and then remain in a brace for six weeks. They can walk normally after about two months, then spend the next two to three months strengthening their leg muscles.

    Pitchers generally begin throwing about five months after the surgery.

    Rivera said Thursday that he had also torn his meniscus. Doctors said the healing time for that injury fell within the time frame of the recovery from A.C.L. surgery and should not complicate Rivera’s rehabilitation.

    “It is a routine surgery, as there are about 175,000 of them done in the U.S. every year,” said David Geier, an orthopedic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina. “There’s always a chance of re-injury, and there’s never a guarantee, but if he works hard, he should get back.”

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    Positive updates on three injured regulars:

    • Swisher might play tomorrow, but Girardi said that depends on how he gets through today’s activity and what the training staff says tomorrow. “He’s going to do everything today,” Girardi said. “He’s going to hit. He’s going to do defense. He’s going to run the bases, and we want him to run them pretty hard to see. It’s kind of a test.”

    • Gardner is scheduled to hit on the field today. If that goes well, he’ll try to do the same thing tomorrow and could begin a rehab assignment as early as Monday.

    ...

    • Positive report on Eric Chavez, who told the Yankees that his neck is feeling better and the other symptoms have improved. Sounds like the Yankees believe he might be activated at the end of his seven-day stint.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...-with-dh-spot/

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    Good news on Swisher:

    • Help could be coming tomorrow. Nick Swisher got through all of today’s drills with no problems, and Girardi said there’s a chance he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow. “It’s possible,” Girardi said. “We’ll see how he feels when he gets here tomorrow. I just want to make sure he feels okay tomorrow.”
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...so-many-times/

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    First Pineda, and now Campos is out too - elbow inflammation.

    This trade keeps getting better by the day...

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    Swisher is the DH today if they play.

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    ^ They played. And he was!

    Gardner may be back in a few days, too:

    Brett Gardner is flying to Rochester to begin a rehab assignment with the Triple-A team. He’ll play tomorrow and expects to play two or three games before returning to New York.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...-strong-start/

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    Re: The Injury Update Thread 2012

    It's not an injury per say, but Tex is battling stubborn case of bronchitis:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...tml?ref=sports

    Mark Teixeira’s case of bronchitis has not gotten better, and his coughing fits have him worried about straining a muscle as his whole upper body contorts. Teixeira said he was hoping a new medication would help.
    September 28, 2008 - the day the HOF got a wake-up Moose call.

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    ^ Yes, I saw that, and wondered if that could have something to do with his recent lack of power. He hit a couple of balls to the warning track yesterday ... but not any further.

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    Had that his year. Mine was mild and my abdomen hurt to bend over sometimes from all the coughing. Feel bad for him.

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    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...ab-rained-out/
    • Brian Cashman said today that there were no surprises in Michael Pineda’s shoulder surgery. “Everything was as the MRI said,” Cashman explained. Doctors have told him that the repair of Pineda’s torn labrum was successful. “That’s what they said,” Cashman said. “We won’t know for a year.”
    And, as for the other pitcher involved in the Montero trade:
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...-inflammation/
    In the same week that Michael Pineda had season-ending surgery — and a little more than a week before the Seattle Mariners come to Yankee Stadium — Charleston starter Jose Campos was placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation.

    Campos, of course, was the fourth part of this winter’s trade that sent Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi to Seattle and brought Pineda to New York. Pineda never got into a game for the Yankees before suffering a serious shoulder injury, and Campos lasted just five starts before being shutdown.

    Obviously, with a pitcher, Tommy John surgery jumps to mind any time you hear about elbow injury, but for now there seems to be no indication that Campos needs a procedure. A Yankees source said that inflammation was the only diagnosis.
    When I first heard about the Campos injury a few days back, my mind immediately went to TJ surgery. There's at least a chance that won't be the case based on this news. Fingers crossed.

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    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/...k_nyy&c_id=nyy
    NEW YORK -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was examined on Monday by two physicians in New York, and the expectation continues to be that he will have season-ending surgery on his torn right ACL.

    Rivera, 42, was seen by specialist Dr. Russell Warren, as well as team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad, at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on Monday.

    The Yankees are not anticipating that the two doctors will have a different opinion than the one that was reached in Kansas City, where Rivera was told he tore his ACL, as well as some of his meniscus, while shagging fly balls in the outfield.

    "They're gathering all that information, and we'll go from there," Cashman said.

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    Re: The Injury Update Thread 2012

    Joba Update
    http://www.yesnetwork.com/news/artic...9608&oid=36019
    Tuesday morning, he took to Twitter to update Yankees fans with some news on his recovery:

    “Update on ankle...walking without a boot, just a basketball ankle brace. Playing catch n working out more n more. Thank u 4 all ur support,” Chamberlain Tweeted while en route to Tampa to continue his rehab.

    The right-hander was expected to be on crutches and in a walking boot for at least six weeks after the surgery, so his recovery timetable seems to be right on schedule.

    Chamberlain has also continued his Tommy John rehab while recovering from the ankle injury, continuing exercises that have included throwing from a stool to keep strengthening his arm.

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/yan...er-eric-chavez
    * As for Eric Chavez, who is on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Girardi said, "He went and saw the doctor. I did not find out what the doctor said (yet). I believe he’s gonna have to take an impact test -- that’s protocol for this type of injury. And if he passes the impact test he’ll be ready to go."

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    Re: The Injury Update Thread 2012

    Mo's exam is said to have revealed a "complication." What, no one is saying but it is said to be nothing that will affect his ability to make a comeback from this injury.

    From ESPN:

    http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...ns-not-serious

    The agent for Mariano Rivera said that the evaluation Monday of the 42-year-old Yankees closer's injured knee did not go smoothly.

    "We ran into complications," Fernando Cuza told the New York Post. "I am referring to Dr. (Christopher) Ahmad and (Yankees general manager) Brian Cashman for further information."
    Another team official, who wouldn't specify Rivera's "complication," told ESPNNewYork.com that the pitcher had not suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in addition to a torn ACL and damaged meniscus -- a significant revelation because when an athlete tears all three, orthopedic surgeons refer to it as "the terrible triad" -- generally a career-ending injury scenario.

    "No surgery has been scheduled yet," Cashman said. "I think (Rivera) will be here tomorrow and will be able to talk you."
    (Emphasis added)

    From Yankees.com:

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/...k_nyy&c_id=nyy

    Yankees expect Mo to be ready in 2013

    By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
    NEW YORK -- The Yankees will not elaborate on a complication found Monday after examination of Mariano Rivera's right knee, but general manager Brian Cashman said that it is not anything that would impact the closer's ability to pitch in the 2013 season.

    "I have no comment on that, but you can certainly ask Mo about that [Wednesday] when he arrives [at Yankee Stadium]," Cashman said, adding, "It doesn't affect next year at all. It doesn't affect anything about next year."

    Rivera, 42, tore the anterior cruciate ligament as well as the meniscus in his right knee on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium while attempting to field a line drive in batting practice.

    Rivera was seen by team physician Chris Ahmad as well as Dr. Russell Warren and Dr. David Altchek on Monday, all of whom concurred with the diagnosis of the torn ACL and meniscus given on Thursday in Kansas City.

    Rivera is expected to have season-ending surgery when the swelling in his knee dissipates, which could take two to three weeks. Cashman described Rivera as being "in good spirits" but said that he is ruling out any return to the mound in 2012.

    "All the reports I got, it's all about next year," Cashman said. "What he's got is correctable. At a date yet to be scheduled, they'll have surgery and fix it, he'll go through the rehab process and we'll have the player next year."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35Knucklecurve View Post
    It's not an injury per say, but Tex is battling stubborn case of bronchitis:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...tml?ref=sports
    Tex is always sick with something it seems like. Is his health okay? If he's sick, he shouldn't be out there getting everybody else sick too. Go home, rest up and get back when you're ready to go. This guy is running around right now with a .225 batting average and now is risking spreading his health problems to everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    Tex is always sick with something it seems like. Is his health okay? If he's sick, he shouldn't be out there getting everybody else sick too. Go home, rest up and get back when you're ready to go. This guy is running around right now with a .225 batting average and now is risking spreading his health problems to everybody else.
    Even worse, he's risking spreading your posts about him to every thread on the forum.
    "Baseball is about hope, not confidence." -- rajah

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    Re: The Injury Update Thread 2012

    He's ready:

    • Brett Gardner went 2-for-3 in his rehab game with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today. He started in left field and hit leadoff in the first game of a doubleheader.
    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...different-now/

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    Even worse, he's risking spreading your posts about him to every thread on the forum.
    I posted in his performance thread the same message but then somebody told me this was being discussed in here, so I posted it here.

    Now Tex is saying that the first base umpire almost stopped the game last night because his cough was so bad. I just don't understand why he doesn't go get better and then come back when he feels better. Seriously...he's not helping his team like this and he risks getting his sickness all over everybody else. Take a few days and take some medicine and get this thing taken care of, once and for all.

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    I'd believe you were being sincere until you said "spread his sickness over everyone else". Also, I addressed the reason as to why he'd be stubborn to play. NO BODIES TO REPLACE HIM.

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    Here's an update on the sickness of Teixeira ...

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/...k_nyy&c_id=nyy

    Mark Teixeira's hacking cough was so violent and persistent on Tuesday, first-base umpire Jim Reynolds asked the Yankees slugger if he needed to stop the game at one point.

    Teixeira took that as a sign, believing it might be time to get a professional opinion. The first baseman saw a chest specialist on Wednesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital and has been treated for inflamed airways in his chest.

    "I had one of my episodes in [the doctor's] office, and she goes, 'Oh, I know what that is,'" Teixeira said. "It's so inflamed. Basically, I have no air coming up and down, which is why I'm choking and not being able to talk and that kind of stuff."

    Teixeira has been fighting illness since the Yankees' Welcome Home Dinner on April 12, which is where he believes his troubles started. He had a CT scan and breathing tests on Wednesday and said that he is 100 percent healthy other than the inflammation.

    "I caught something at that Welcome Home Dinner," Teixeira said. "That caused a cough, and because of our travel schedule and the weather's been bad and having to play every day, I just never got over the cough part of it. It just got worse and worse, to the point that my chest is basically closed up now."

    Teixeira said that he has had to cut back some of his workouts and that he has been winded more easily when running, though he hasn't had to ask out of the lineup.

    To help open his chest, Teixeira was prescribed a steroid, which he said did not have to be cleared with Major League Baseball -- "It's not anabolic," Teixeira laughed.

    "It's good news, because that's the only thing we haven't tried," Teixeira said. "We've literally tried everything else."
    In the same link, an update on Chavez:

    Eric Chavez is hoping to be activated from the seven-day concussion disabled list for Thursday night's game against the Rays and is waiting to hear from Major League Baseball if he has been cleared to play.

    Chavez said that he took an ImPACT test to gauge his recovery and that there was only one part of his exam that turned out questionable. Chavez was able to resume baseball activities on Wednesday.

    "Most of it looked really good, and with the concussions that are going on, they're really taking a lot of precautions," Chavez said. "If [the administrator] says I have to retake the test, I'll probably do it tomorrow. I'll just keep taking it until I pass."

    Chavez suffered a concussion on May 2 while diving for a ball in the field, and he later left the game with what has been described as whiplash.

    "The way the doctor explained it to me, my head was tilted a little bit and I kind of had a whiplash reaction," Chavez said. "He says if your neck is turned, you're more likely to have a concussion than if it's straight on."

    Chavez said that he believes he had two previous concussions -- one playing football and one as a younger player, when the catcher hit him in the head with a throw back to the mound. Chavez was also tested for a concussion in Spring Training 2008 with the Athletics.

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    Thank God. We need his spark in the lineup. Badly.

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    Meanwhile, on the Mo front, the much-discussed "complication" has turned out to be a blood clot in his calf. It sounds as if it will not actually complicate matters much.

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/...s_nyy&c_id=nyy

    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera was hospitalized overnight this week after doctors discovered a blood clot in his right calf while examining his season-ending right knee injury.

    Rivera, 42, said that he has been given blood thinners to dissolve the clot and that it will not affect his recovery from the torn right anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee.

    "Maybe it is a blessing; I always see it like that," Rivera said. "I always say that things happen for a good reason. I was more concerned with the blood clot than the knee.

    "For a minute, I was like, 'What else can happen?' To me, it's a blessing. I didn't ask why it happened, I didn't ask how it happened. I asked, 'How do we deal with it?' That's the way I wanted to leave it."

    Rivera spoke to reporters on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, walking with the use of crutches. He said that he noticed a stiff and sore sensation in his calf during the examination of his knee, mentioning it to the attending physician.

    While the Yankees seem confident that Rivera will be able to return from the knee injury, the all-time saves leader said that the surgery has not yet been scheduled because he needs about two weeks to strengthen the knee.

    "I believe [the clot] is taken care of already," Rivera said. "I trust the good Lord. Now I have to just strengthen it and be ready for surgery. This is the first time that I have to do something like that, that I have to strengthen part of my body to go to surgery. I have to do it; I have to have full range of motion, and that will be better for the surgery."
    Rivera added that at no time did he look at last week's injury as a sign that his time in the game was expiring, and that his heart is telling him to continue pitching.

    "Only the Lord will take that away from me, if it happens like that," Rivera said. "I don't want to leave the way it happened. If I have to pitch another time that the Lord gives me, I would love to do that. But if I can't, it will be the Lord.

    "I will do whatever it takes, but if the leg doesn't come back strong the way I want to, that's the Lord saying He doesn't want me to come back. If it's my call, I don't want to leave the game the way it happened."

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheYankee View Post
    Thank God. We need his spark in the lineup. Badly.
    Gardner played in another rehab game today and is expected to be activated tomorrow.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...just-feel-old/

    He tripled and walked twice ... Yeah, he's ready.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...TS06/305090062

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    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    Gardner played in another rehab game today and is expected to be activated tomorrow.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/05/0...just-feel-old/

    He tripled and walked twice ... Yeah, he's ready.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/...TS06/305090062
    Thank goodness, I cant take another game without Gardner in the lineup.

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    Girardi said Gardner had a "little setback" and is being sent for another MRI on his elbow.
    — Mark Feinsand (@BloggingBombers) May 10, 2012
    quick, someone find blame for this

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