Today could be decision day for New York Mets ace Matt Harvey, who will have his right elbow tear examined by notable orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
Afterward, he will decide whether or not to proceed with Tommy John surgery that will wipe out his 2014 season, or rehab his shoulder and avoid surgery altogether. It’s no secret at this point that Harvey wants to avoid surgery and remains optimistic he will be ready to pitch come Spring Training.
But what factors will weigh into his final decision?
It all comes down to how stable Harvey’s elbow is and the New York Times did a nice job of explaining exactly what will take place today, and how it will ultimately decide Harvey’s fate.
Much, of course, is riding on Harvey’s right elbow. For that reason, Dr. Craig Levitz, the chief of orthopedic surgery at South Nassau Communities Hospital, said Harvey was right to take his time to decide. Levitz spent a year training under Andrews and has performed dozens of these operations alongs...