The New York Mets took a major blow today in their rebuilding process as they learned that young pitcher Matt Harvey has a partial tear in his ulna colleteral ligament. The right hander will be placed on the disabled list and probably miss the remainder of the 2013 season. Surgery has not been ruled out.
If Harvey requires Tommy John surgery, he will likely miss the entire 2014 season. Most pitchers that have the surgery take at least a year to recover then some additional time to get back to form. The Mets looked to rebuild around the young All Star but now may not have him pitching back in form until mid 2015 or even 2016.
The Mets are waiting results of an MRI and will make a decision afterwards. Harvey tweeted, “I’m going to do everything I can so I don’t have to get surgery.” The prescription for now is rest and for every Mets fan to keep their fingers crossed.
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