Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/30/13
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. — Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) August 27, 2013 Surely, this was just Harvey’s competitive, bulldog mentality clouding his judgement. We all know that Tommy John surgery means a minimum of a year, and rest and rehabilitation hasn’t been very successful. But there may be another alternative. In yesterday’s chat, ESPN’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 don’t know what it is, I’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 what’s known as “growth factors...
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