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May 4, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Mariano Rivera sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament and mensicus in his right knee while shagging balls during batting practice Thursday evening. The Yankees' 12-time all-star pitcher caught his cleat where the grass meets the warning track in Kansas City, Mo., and fell to the dirt. Rivera was given an MRI exam during the Yankees' 4-3 loss to the Royals and it revealed the injury, which will likely end his season. "It's not a good situation, but again, we've been through this before, and we're being tested one more time," Rivera told reporters.
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April 5, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Danilo Gallinari, the Denver Nuggets' second-leading scorer, will be out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a 95-94 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. As Gallinari dribbled down the lane with less than four minutes and 30 seconds left in the second quarter, his knee buckled. Gallinari, who was not touched on the play, fell to the ground and appeared as though he was in immense pain. He had to be carried to the locker room.
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January 9, 2013 | Wire reports
Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery Wednesday and faces a challenging rehabilitation if he is to return for the start of next season. The Washington Redskins quarterback had his lateral collateral ligament repaired and his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee reconstructed for a second time. The surgery was performed in Florida by orthopedist James Andrews , who was optimistic that Griffin would be back on the field this fall. "We expect a full recovery, and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season," Andrews said in a statement released by the Redskins.
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March 9, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Mariano Rivera, the New York Yankees' future Hall of Fame reliever who returned this season after a major knee injury, confirmed the worst-kept secret in spring camp Saturday morning when he announced that he'll retire at the end of the 2013 season -- preferably doing what no other reliever in the history of baseball has done, saving the World Series-clinching game. “It's not too easy when you come to a decision like this,” Rivera said surrounded by family and teammates at a news conference in Tampa, Fla. “After this year, I will be retired .... Now you're hearing it from me. It's official now.” When he hangs up his jersey, the No. 42 -- now retired by Major League Baseball in honor of Jackie Robinson -- will also be a thing of the past.
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March 10, 2012 | Wire reports
Ricky Rubio's rookie season has come to an abrupt end. The Minnesota Timberwolves point guard will sit out the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team announced Saturday. Now the upstart Timberwolves will have to keep chasing a playoff berth without one of the players who was most responsible for the franchise's resurgence. "I feel bad for Ricky having to miss the rest of this season," team President David Kahn said in a statement.
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October 22, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Brett Savel, Notre Dame's punter, won't play for the rest of the season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament while playing club soccer.
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February 27, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Georgia All-America running back Garrison Hearst reportedly did not show signs of a knee injury during a two-hour workout for NFL coaches. Hearst, who decided to forgo his senior year at Georgia, failed the physical at the NFL scouting combine earlier this month, but an examination Wednesday found only a slight tear in the anterior cruciate ligament.
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January 17, 1991 | From Staff Wire Reports
Oakland A's third baseman Carney Lansford, who injured his left knee in a snowmobile accident on New Year's Eve, underwent more than three hours' surgery and probably won't play for nine months, the team's doctor said. Dr. Rick Bost, the A's orthopedist, said exploratory arthroscopic surgery confirmed an earlier magnetic resonance imaging test showing damage to two major ligaments.
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October 11, 1990 | THOMAS BONK
Tearing the anterior cruciate knee ligament, as UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon did, is fairly commonplace, according to sports orthopedist Robert Kerlan. "It's probably the most frequent severe knee injury that we have right now," Kerlan said. Two Clipper stars, Danny Manning and Ron Harper, tore anterior cruciate ligaments in successive years. Manning missed 63 games and was out for 11 months after his injury and surgery in January of 1989.
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September 17, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Kansas Coach Terry Allen received a public reprimand by Big 12 Conference interim Commissioner Dave Martin for comments made about the officiating after the Jayhawks' 41-23 loss to Missouri. . . . Utah quarterback Darnell Arceneaux will be out for at least a month after breaking the index finger on his throwing hand during practice Tuesday. . . . North Carolina wide receiver Jason Peace is out for the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at practice Wednesday. . .
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March 8, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Derrick Rose reportedly is medically cleared to return to the court after having surgery in May to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee -- but don't expect to see him on the hardwood quite yet. According to an ESPN report quoting a team source, Rose's doctor has cleared him to play, but Rose apparently told the Bulls that he won't make an official comeback until he feels comfortable dunking off his left foot in game-type conditions....
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March 7, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, 43, is expected to announce his plans to retire after the 2013 season on Saturday. The New York Post reported that a news conference is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. EST. Rivera is Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 608. Rivera sustained a season-ending right knee injury in May while shagging fly balls in Kansas City. Many expected that injury to end his career, but he had surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in June and said he'd make a comeback.
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February 8, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Celtics guard Rajon Rondo could return to the court earlier than anticipated. He apparently sustained only a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee instead of a full tear, Rondo's agent, Bill Duffy, told CSNNE.com. That means that the four-time All-Star could be back to full strength in six months, rather than being sidelined for up to a year. (Chicago Bulls' guard  Derrick Rose sustained a torn ACL in April,  nearly 9 1/2 months ago, and is not expected to be back on the court until after the All-Star break later this month.)
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January 27, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics' All-Star point guard, is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Celtics, who snapped a six-game losing streak with a 100-98 double-overtime victory over the Miami Heat in his absence Sunday, announced the news after Rondo left TD Garden before the game. Rondo injured the knee on Friday night while playing the Atlanta Hawks, who came back from a 27-point deficit to win in double overtime. The injury was originally called a hyperextension, but Rondo felt discomfort in the knee during the Celtics' morning shoot-around Sunday.
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January 9, 2013 | Wire reports
Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery Wednesday and faces a challenging rehabilitation if he is to return for the start of next season. The Washington Redskins quarterback had his lateral collateral ligament repaired and his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee reconstructed for a second time. The surgery was performed in Florida by orthopedist James Andrews , who was optimistic that Griffin would be back on the field this fall. "We expect a full recovery, and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season," Andrews said in a statement released by the Redskins.
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January 7, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Redskins' season is over, but everyone here waited Monday for the other MRI to drop. The severity of quarterback Robert Griffin III's knee injury has not been announced, but what he said after the game indicated the injury is worse than the sprain he suffered in December. He endured a torn anterior cruciate ligament in college, and after the December injury he said he knew immediately that it didn't feel like another torn ACL. After the injury in Sunday's loss to Seattle, Griffin didn't sound so confident.
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March 7, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera, 43, is expected to announce his plans to retire after the 2013 season on Saturday. The New York Post reported that a news conference is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. EST. Rivera is Major League Baseball's all-time saves leader with 608. Rivera sustained a season-ending right knee injury in May while shagging fly balls in Kansas City. Many expected that injury to end his career, but he had surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament in June and said he'd make a comeback.
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December 10, 2012
Washington Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a mild sprain of a ligament in his right knee and hasn't been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns. Shanahan said the injury is a Grade 1 sprain of the lateral collateral ligament on the outside of the knee, caused when the rookie quarterback was hit at the end of a scramble late in regulation in the Redskins' 31-28 overtime win Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens. Shanahan says Griffin has mild swelling and is receiving treatment multiple times a day. "He's definitely not ruled out for the Cleveland game," Shanahan said.
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October 28, 2012
Marcus Lattimore's right knee was dislocated and sustained ligament damage against Tennessee on Saturday, yet South Carolina Coach Steve Spurrier believes the junior could eventually return to football. Spurrier visited Lattimore on Sunday and said the running back displayed a good attitude about his condition. Spurrier said team doctor Jeffrey Guy was able to put Lattimore's knee back in place soon after he was taken from the field to a hospital. Guy said in a statement that Lattimore's knee was hyperextended and resulted in injuries to several ligaments.
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