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Uncommon Injury for Pitchers; Positive Signs for Rivera

The New York Times—May 5, 2012

Recently, Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera tore the ACL in his right knee. An injury that would put an end to most sports careers. But Rivera is determined to come back to the playing field and some medical experts believe he will. Dr. Joshua Dines an orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery believes that Rivera will return to the game. A baseball player with an ACL tear will put less physical demand on his knee compared to a pro athletes with similar ACL tears in the sport of football or basketball.

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