New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who is suffering from a torn ACL, hasn’t decided if he will have surgery or not. Tommy John surgery appears to be inevitable, but he is going to get a second opinion from renowned doctor, James Andrews.
“He’s going to see Andrews, I guess, next week and let the two doctors confer and then we’ll have a better idea which way to go,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon told Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger. “But I know Matt and the organization don’t want to lose two years. If it’s got to be a year and that’s what it ends up being, then we’re prepared for that and we’ll deal with it. I don’t think anybody wants it to be longer than that.”
Harvey surprised many when he announced he would be ready for the season opener. If Tommy John is indeed needed, that isn’t possible.
“Everything feels fine, my arm feels great and I’m still very optimistic about everything,” Harvey said, speaking at a fire station in Midtown Manhattan on the eve of September 11. “But I’m not a doctor so we’ll see what happens.”
Before the injury, Harvey was 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA, had 191 strikeouts and a WHIP of 0.93.