Four players in three different sports have now fell victim to ACL tears these last few weeks.
We all know what happened to Derrick Rose in game one of the Bulls v.s 76ers series. Rose came down very harsh and awkwardly on his left leg and tore his ACL. Rose is out for the remainder of the playoffs. The injury to Rose, basically killed any chances that the Bulls had of going to the NBA Finals. Then, Iman Shumpert tore his ACL in the first game of the Knicks v.s Heat series when he tried to crossover Mario Chalmers. That didn’t help New York at all.
Then came the biggest hit to New York sports when Yankees closer Mariano “sandman” Rivera was trying to catch fly balls, and fell. Mariano released a statement to the press when asked if he would ever pitch again saying this,” At this point I don’t know, at this point I don’t know. If he decides to not come back, his career will go down as the best closer in the history of the MLB. Truly, do I think he’s going to come back? No, I know its sad and we all want him to, but he’s already towards the end of his career. An ACL tear is one of the most devastating injuries a player can have. They almost never come back to 100%. He sounds doubtful now and he knows that he’s getting old. I’m just thankful I got to see him pitch once.