Mariano Rivera Injury Update: Yankees Closer Sets June 12 For Surgery Date

New York Yankees injured reliever Mariano Rivera finally has a June 12 date set for surgery on his knee. (via SI.com).

Rivera, 42, tore his ACL and damaged his meniscus while shagging flyballs on May 3 before a game against the Kansas City Royals. His surgery has been delayed because doctors were waiting for a blood clot in his right calf to clear up. That clot is now gone and Rivera is fit to have the surgery. There is no timetable set for his return after the surgery but Rivera did say that he intends on playing at the beginning of next season.

David Altchek, the New York Mets' team doctor, will perform the surgery on Rivera's knee.

Rivera is the MLB all-time leader in saves with 608.

See Pinstripe Alley for more discussion and analysis of the Yankees. Check back with SB Nation New York in this StoryStream for more information about Rivera's status.

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