Matt Harvey Will Have Tommy John Surgery on Torn Elbow Ligament


Matt Harvey will have Tommy John surgery on his ailing elbow after all. Late Friday afternoon the Mets announced their prized righty will see Dr. James Andrews later this month to repair his partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Harvey said he was going to try to rehab the injury and postpone surgery in an attempt to pitch in 2014. Now we won’t see the National League All-Star Game starter until 2015 at the earliest. Almost one-third of current Major League pitchers have had Tommy John surgery, so Harvey has the potential to come back as good as new.

Either way, poor Mets.

Perhaps the time away will allow Harvey to work on his burgeoning modeling career.

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