Mariano Rivera Vocal Cord Surgery 'Went Fine', According To Agent

New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera underwent surgery on his vocal cords on Dec. 2.

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Mariano Rivera's Agent Says His Client's Vocal Cord Surgery 'Went Fine'

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera had surgery on his ailing vocal cords today at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Rivera's agent Fernando Cuza said that the surgery "went fine". He had not talked directly to his client, but said he talked to Rivera's wife:

Right after the surgery, she gave me the green light that everything went fine (via New York Daily News)

Rivera's doctor removed one or more polyps (the number was not clear) from his vocal cords during the surgery. He will await the results of a biopsy although the doctor felt that the polyp(s) were probably benign. Rivera will not be allowed to talk for a week.

Rivera's throat had been bothering him for more than a month before the surgery today. He even speculated that he might retire after the 2012 season but would know more about his situation during Spring Training.

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Mariano Rivera Considering Retirement After 2012 Season?

Once he gets a second opinion from another doctor, New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera will soon know if he needs to have surgery on his vocal cords which have been bothering him for a month. Rivera will be at the doctor's office again next Monday.

Rivera said about the situation (via New York Daily News) "I thought it was a little simple thing and I went to the doctor and she said they might have to do something. I think they have to scrape them."

Rivera turns 42 on Nov. 29. Even if this current ailment isn't the source of concern for Rivera, he's clearly been pondering retirement lately. On Tuesday, Rivera said (via New York Post) "I don't know what will happen, I have one year left. I might call it over. I will know more in spring training."

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had no comment as Rivera's injury is not baseball related.

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