Breaking News: Mariano Rivera carted off

May, 3, 2012
5/03/12
7:20
PM ET


Mariano Rivera was just taken off the field at Kauffman Stadium on a cart after apparently injuring his right knee while shagging flies during batting practice.

Witnesses said Rivera was "writhing in pain'' after the injury, which may have occurred from running into the wall after a long fly.

The Yankees have issued no official information yet, but from the vantage point of the press box, Rivera appeared to be smiling as he was driven off. Trainer Steve Donohue was on the cart with him.

Keep clicking here for the latest details as they become available.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
Follow Wallace on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
13 2.77 141 136
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .271
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146