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 April 1.
— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33) August 27, 2013
Just about every baseball fan in the world probably wishes this were true, but if Harvey ends up requiring Tommy John surgery, he'll miss all of 2014. Of course, Harvey could try to gut it out and pitch through the partial tear, hoping it doesn't result in a full tear. That generally doesn't work out well for guys.
Regardless, it's nice to see Harvey's confidence and spirits up in the face of what has to be a frustrating injury. He put on quite the show for Mets fans and baseball fans alike this season. If he can make it back for the start of 2014, let's hope he does so while being as healthy as possible. If he can't, his return will be worth the wait.
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