Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 9/17/13
Yesterday, Matt Harvey returned from seeing Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida to get that second opinion on the partial UCL tear in his right elbow. However, nobody was talking afterward. Instead, the Mets released this short and somewhat ominous statement: Matt Harvey saw Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. today for a second opinion on his right elbow. Harvey is on his way back to New York. We expect to have further information tomorrow. Like all Met fans, I hope to hear some good news today, but I am bracing for the worst. That’s the way it’s always been for our kind… I’ve read about many different instances where Tommy John Surgery was avoided altogether for UCL tears and pitchers went onto having solid careers – Roy Halladay being one of them. But for every one of those outcomes, there were ten times more in which the pitcher ultimately needed surgery to repair the tear anyway. I never bought the prevailing theory that Sandy Alderson would bring a playoff contender to Fl...
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