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The following excerpt is from my latest article for Yahoo! Sports on the Yahoo Contributor Network. You can read the entire article by clicking here.
COMMENTARY | The New York Mets were delivered a substantial blow to their future when they found out that Matt Harvey has a partial tear of his UCL, an injury that may require the infamous Tommy John surgery. Surgery could put Harvey on the shelf for the entirety of the 2014 season and impact his effectiveness for even longer. The St. Louis Cardinals and Adam Wainwright can provide a solid road map for Harvey and the Mets to follow.
Wainwright has been down the road that Harvey now faces. A partial tear of the UCL does not ensure that Tommy John surgery is necessary. It can be handled through rehabilitation and surgery can be delayed. It is a slippery slope, but one that Wainwright’s career is familiar with.
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I’m officially in 2014 mode, what about you? Actually, I have been for some time now, but the Matt Harvey news and the purge that followed clinched it for me.
Speaking of Harvey, God bless that poor kid. After the news broke about his torn UCL, my heart went out to him and I tweeted him the following:
@MattHarvey33 Thanks for all the hope & optimism you've given Mets fans...
Matt Harvey's injury would be a terrible blow to the Mets under any circumstances. But contending teams have enough depth to overcome, or at least mitigate, the damage. The Mets will finally be a contender again when an awful day like this one does not have people writing off the next season.In February 2011, Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was found to need Tommy John surgery...
The baseball world was shocked to hear of Matt Harvey‘s devastating arm injury Monday. However, if Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is able to live up to his Tuesday pledge, he’ll downright floor the rest of baseball.
It was revealed Monday that Harvey suffered a partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing elbow. At the very least, he’ll need to be shut down for the...
ST LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright likes to say baseball is a humbling game. Soar too high and this sport will cut you down. Wednesday night was a good example.
Four days after Wainwright raised 111,000 for charity and threw a gem of a complete game against the Atlanta Braves -- a day he said would be remembered as one of his best -- the Cardinals' ace, well, he can tell you
The New York Mets are doing everything in their power to help Matt Harvey through his injury.
Today the Mets placed their ace on the Disabled List today with a tear in his UCL. It is unclear whether or not Harvey will need to have Tommy John Surgery.
Later on the team announced that they will wear a commemorative patch in Harvey’s honor for the remainder of his stint on the...
Matt Harvey is going to miss a significant amount of time; not much else is known at this time.
What has been well-documented however, is just how much of an impact the Dark Knight of Gotham had on the New York Mets organization and their fans alike.
The mood surrounding this franchise has plunged further and further into disappointment, animosity and frustration ever since Adam...
Maybe Matt Harvey knows something we don't. Word has still not come down on how his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament will be handled, but the ace right-hander for the New York Mets is already seeming pretty confident that he will make a speedy recovery.
Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for...
Yesterday, it was reported Matt Harvey may need Tommy John surgery because of a torn UCL in his right elbow. Some people may say they saw the injury coming and the Mets were crazy to let him throw over 175 innings this season, but the evidence doesn’t really support those ideas. After looking over the […]
HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an injury the New York Mets’ young ace hopes will not require surgery.
Harvey and General manager Sandy Alderson both say they we’re shocked when they were given the results of the MRI performed Monday.
The right-hander said he was dealing with forearm discomfort for...
Update 4:15 PM
According to Marc Carig, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning for an undisclosed reason and WFAN’s Mike Francesa is reporting that Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL.
Sandy Alderson held a press conference and said that Matt Harvey will likely be shutdown for the rest of the season and that Tommy John...
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The Mets’ miserable season just got a whole lot worse.
New York ace Matt Harvey, who started this year’s All-Star Game as a rookie, has been placed on the disabled list with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow — an injury that often requires Tommy John surgery to repair.
WFAN’s Mike Francesa first reported the news Monday afternoon, and a team source...
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I’m so devastated in a baseball sense by today’s news on Matt Harvey… He was supposed to be the poster boy for the new Mets renaissance… Now I don’t know what to think or how to feel…. That said, there is a game today…
@MattHarvey33 Thanks for all the...
Sometimes, baseball is just cruel. Source: #Mets’ Harvey has partially torn UCL. Will be shut down. Determination on whether he needs Tommy John surgery will be made later. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 26, 2013 A couple of years ago, Stephen Strasburg was the best young pitcher we’d seen in a very long time, and […]
Now that we’ve all had 48 hours to consider the big blow of losing our ace Matt Harvey, I can’t help but wonder about some things that were said during the press conference when GM Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins, and of course Matt Harvey all delivered the somber news and then fielded questions from the media.
First I want to make clear that this isn’t about playing...