Per Jeff Roberts:
Matt Harvey going to see Dr. Andrews on Monday. He remains ‘optimistic.’
While Harvey may feel optimistic, we’ll see if he feels that way next week after the meeting.
The partially torn UCL is an injury that likely needs an operation to restore it back to its original setting, however, a few players (most notably Roy Halladay on the Philadelphia Phillies) have avoided surgery with nothing more than rest.
If Harvey is to undergo the Tommy John surgery, he’ll miss all of the 2014 season and the longer he waits, it may dip into the early parts of the 2015 season.
Of course, if Harvey decides to avoid surgery all together and the injury doesn’t repair itself with rest, it could be a devastating situation.
No matter how it’s sliced, it’s a tough call for the Mets and Harvey.