Rivera to have surgery Friday on vocal chords
Thursday, December 1, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will have surgery Friday to remove polyps from his vocal chords.
Talking Thursday at a charity event, Rivera said the operation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital will prevent him from speaking from a week.
"I don't like surgery, but the sooner, the better," Rivera said.
Rivera, who turned 42 on Tuesday, had 44 saves this season to increase his career total to a record 603.