Yankees' Rivera to have shoulder surgery Tuesday

USA Today—October 3, 2008

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera will have surgery Tuesday on his sore right shoulder.

New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek will operate at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Altchek operated on catcher Jorge Posada's shoulder last summer.

Altchek will shave down calcification of the A.C. joint on the top of Rivera's shoulder. Rivera is expected to be ready for the start of spring training in mid-February.

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