Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Terry Collins told reporters tonight that after reviewing a new MRI on Jeremy Hefner‘s elbow, they have confirmed that the righthander will need Tommy John Surgery. The MRI showed that Hefner has a partial tear of the MCL in his right elbow and that only surgery can repair the damage, which would wipe out most if not all of his 2014 season. Hefner is considering getting another opinion, but the surgery could happen soon, according to Collins. After getting off to a rough start, Hefner turned a corner in May and was among one of the top pitchers in the league through the All Star Break. When he returned, it was obvious something was wrong as his velocity was down 5-6 mph and his pitches lost some of that great late movement. He finishes the season with a  4-8 record and a 4.34 ERA. Meanwhile, fellow starter Jenrry Mejia, who was placed on the disabled list on Sunday, will have surgery in the next seven-to-10 days to remove a bone spur in his right elbow and have the elbow cleaned ou...
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