Many people took it with a grain of salt when Matt Harvey tweeted the following:
Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1.
â€” Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) August 27, 2013
Surely, this was just Harveyâ€™s competitive, bulldog mentality clouding his judgement. We all know that Tommy John surgery means a minimum of a year, and rest and rehabilitation hasnâ€™t been very successful. But there may be another alternative.
In yesterdayâ€™s chat, ESPNâ€™s Keith Law was asked the following question, and gave a very interesting answer, which he backed up with some evidence:
Athletes like Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant and Rafael Nadal have all used PRP with great results.
If you donâ€™t know what it is, Iâ€™ll attempt to break it down for you.
PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma is blood plasma that is enriched with platelets. A doctor will remove a small amount of blood from the patient. The platelets that carry whatâ€™s known as â€œgrowth factors...