He never underwent Tommy John surgery and up until this past season, never had much of any issue with his arm or elbow.
The New York Mets and general manager Sandy Alderson are hopeful that Harvey will follow a similar path, who is scheduled to be re-evaluated in the next three weeks after resting his arm.
Alderson said that Harvey will still wait a few weeks before deciding whether or not to have Tommy John surgery to repair his torn UCL.
“We’re going to wait three weeks and test it, to see if he’s hurting,” Alderson said. “[Harvey] spoke to Roy Halladay yesterday and Halladay said ‘I had the same problem 10 years ago and I still haven’t had the surgery.’ There is reason to hope in that regard.”
It would be a best case scenario for both Harvey and the Mets, obviously, and there is reason to be optimistic considering how well Halladay’s career has progressed since then.
We’ll know more about Harvey’s situation in the coming weeks, though, for now it’s a finger crossing hope.