The New York Mets have been struggling on this latest homestand, having dropped four in a row capped by a sweep at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. Their struggles, however, may be the least of their worries. Newsday's Marc Carig first reported that Mets' ace Matt Harvey underwent an MRI this morning at Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery. The Mets are scheduled to address the matter at a press conference at 4:00, but WFAN's Mike Francesa has reported that the MRI revealed that Harvey has suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow. A UCL tear would likely require Tommy John surgery, ending Harvey's 2013 campaign and likely knocking him out for all of 2014 as well.
GM Sandy Alderson announced at the press conference that Harvey did have a partial tear of the UCL, and he is going to be placed on the disabled list soon. Harvey, who has gone 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA in 178.1 innings for the Mets this season, is expected to rest for now and could be done for the season. The Mets' plan is to try and rest him and re-evaluate the injury in a few weeks to see if surgery is necessary. Harvey has been the team's ace and was having a breakout 2013 season, and losing him is a major blow for the Mets going forward. We will keep you updated on the latest news as it develops, but let us know how you feel in the comments section.
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