Could Tommy John Surgery Be On The Horizon For New York Mets Star Pitcher Matt Harvey?

By Paul Seaver
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA Today Sports

We all know who the bright spot for the New York Mets‘ organization has been through the 2013 season — it’s undoubtedly star pitcher, Matt Harvey.

Harvey has dazzled this season with a 2.29 ERA and 191 strikeouts in just over 178 innings of work. Collectively, Harvey, who is 24 years old, is 9-5 as the Mets have struggled as a group in an NL East division that has simply been dominated by the Atlanta Braves.

On Monday afternoon however, reports emerged that stated that Harvey was headed to the disabled list and the rumored diagnosis is not a good one. Harvey has reportedly suffered a partially torn UCL in his elbow and his stint on the DL could very well put an end to his best season at the major league level.

However, Mets’ fans are already hitting the panic button simply because of the rumored injury. A torn UCL is a diagnosis that often leads to the infamous Tommy John surgery, a situation that could certainly halt Harvey’s stellar career for the time being and put him in a position that would require a long path to recovery.

While the reports are only suggestive at this point, it remains to be seen if Harvey will actually face Tommy Johny surgery, but there’s no doubt that the injury is not something that the Mets’ organization or their fans wanted to hear about after another year that will end outside of the playoffs.


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