Agent: Mo complications [Updated]

May, 8, 2012
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The agent for Mariano Rivera said that the 42-year-old closer's doctor appointments did not go smoothly on Monday.

“We ran into complications,’’ agent Fernando Cuza told The Post. “I am referring to Dr. Ahmad and [Yankees general manager] Brian Cashman for further information.’’
Cashman declined to comment in detail when asked specifically about it by the Post.

On Tuesday morning, a high-ranking team official said the complications weren't that serious at this point. The Yankees were still gathering further information and, with any complications related to surgery, it can't be good news.

Rivera was seen by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Russell Warren, a knee specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Mets' team doctor, Dr. David Altchek.

After his fall last week in Kansas City, the Royals doctors diagnosed Rivera with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a damaged meniscus in his right knee. Rivera has vowed that he will pitch again.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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