Torn ACL

Seldom do we get to write our own athletic obituary. Perhaps it was hubris that led us to believe Mariano Rivera would be able to write his, but it sounds like that was folly. Girardi announced tonight that the “preliminary” report is that Rivera has a torn ACL. I’m not a doctor, but I can’t believe someone who was could look at a MRI and proclaim a tear of the ACL when a tear didn’t exist. In short, I think this is the end of Rivera for 2012. And if it is, you have to wonder if it means the end of Rivera forever?