About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

7 thoughts on “Rivera finally has surgery on torn ACL

  1. Good news – I'm holding out for freaky quick healing – if Joba can come back this year, so can Mo. :D

  2. Without getting into too much of a spiritual area (since that tends to inspire flame wars here :p), I do tend to believe in a fate/connectedness thing — and that without this knee injury, the blood clot would have been a really, really big deal in a negative way. So in a bizarre way, the torn ACL was potentially the best thing that could have happened.

    • Was the clot there all along? I had had the impress — based on nothing — that the injury somehow caused the clot (pressure building up from fluid or a tear in a blood vessel, etc.).

        • No, it's cool — from all indications, it was a mystery; they couldn't actually tell if it was because of the injury or if it was there all along and then detected when evaluated for the post-injury/pre-op session. Unless, of course, something's changed since I last read articles about it (which is always possible)! Also possible I misunderstood something in one of the original articles as well.

  3. From what I read, Mariano's timetable of return is not yet established as various reports says otherwise. According to his chiropractor, the team should not rush him back.