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Report: Mariano Rivera ‘Complications’ Are Not Serious

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees walks backs into the team's clubhouse after a press conference at Kauffman Stadium May 4, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Rivera tore an ACL while shagging balls during batting practice before a game against the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

Mariano Rivera's agent, Fernando Cuza, said a potentially scary thing to the New York Post following his client's visit with surgeons yesterday. "We ran into complications," he said. “I am referring to [Yankees team physician] Dr. [Chris] Ahmad and Brian Cashman for further information." Rivera's visit was supposed to result in a date for surgery, the paper reports, but that hasn't happened yet. Cashman wouldn't comment to the paper about what Cuza said, other than to say that Rivera visited with doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery, as he was scheduled to.

That said, perhaps the news isn't as bad as it sounds: A high-ranking Yankees official told ESPN New York that he didn't believe the complications were serious, though he said the team was still gathering information. Meanwhile, a source told Buster Olney that the complications would have no impact on Rivera's ability to have surgery or return from the injury.

Rivera, you'll recall, said last week he intended to play again after tearing his ACL and his meniscus while shagging fly balls during batting practice in Kansas City.

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