Sen. Schumer wishes Mariano Rivera a speedy recovery

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wished New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera a "speedy recovery" after the relief pitcher tore a knee ligament on Thursday.


Rivera, the ace closer for the Yankees, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Thursday night. The injury is likely to bench Rivera, 42, for the rest of the year and possibly mean the end of his baseball career.