Mariano Rivera Vows Comeback from Knee Surgery Yankees Closer Says He'll Return from ACL Tear. Yankees' Mariano Rivera says: 'I'm coming back' "I'm coming back," the all-time saves leader said. "Write it down in big letters." Mariano Rivera's injury puts career in jeopardy It had to end eventually for the greatest closer of all-time, but nobody pictured the scene from Kansas City on Thursday. Mariano Rivera will return to play again, expects to be completely ready by 2013 Will return to New York Saturday Mariano Rivera says he will pitch in 2013 After tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament, the 42-year-old closer said he does not want his career to end this way Bradley: Mariano Rivera's injury may be emotional but no one feeling bad for Yankees Have enough depth in bullpen to overcome his loss Mariano Rivera: Our greatest pitcher Let's not be simple here. Yankees closer Rivera says he will pitch in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Mariano Rivera sat on a chair in the corner of the visitor's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, his right knee tightly wrapped Friday night and crutches resting against a nearby locker. Rivera Says He Will Pitch in 2013 Mariano Rivera, who faces surgery to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, said Friday afternoon that he would come back to pitch for the Yankees next year. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, all-time saves leader, says he will pitch in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mariano Rivera sat on a chair in the corner of the visitor's clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium, his right knee tightly wrapped Friday night and crutches resting against a nearby locker.
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