Yanks' manager says Rivera has torn knee ligament

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By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi says closer Mariano Rivera has a torn right knee ligament, an injury that could potentially end his career.

The 42-year-old right-hander was carted off the field after twisting his right knee shagging flyballs during batting practice Thursday night before the Yankees played the Kansas City Royals.

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