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Mariano Rivera has knee surgery

Updated: June 13, 2012, 11:42 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera underwent surgery Tuesday morning to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

A Yankees spokesman said the operation "went as planned.'' The club offered no timetable for Rivera's recovery, but the 42-year-old right-hander has said he plans to pitch for the Yankees next season.

"I think we're all expecting to see Mo pitch next year," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said before Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. "I really don't think ...

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