No date has been set for Rivera’s knee surgery, and the righthander remains on blood-thinning medication for the clot in his leg, discovered after he tore his right ACL on May 3. Rivera said the last time he was examined, the clot was still present. Once the problem is resolved, he will require a few days off the blood thinners before he can have the surgery. But the treatment to eliminate the clot could take as long as three months.
“We’re trying to work the clot first,” Rivera said. “In the meantime, we’re strengthening it.”
Rivera has been doing range-of-motion and strengthening exercises in hopes it will make his post-surgery rehab shorter. On Tuesday, there was little sign of a limp as he walked in the clubhouse.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
From Roger Rubin: