Aug 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets injured starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) looks on from the dugout during the eighth inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. The Phillies defeated the Mets 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Harvey opts for Tommy John surgery; will miss 2014 season

After considering all of his options, New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has opted for Tommy John surgery on his injured elbow. There was some hope that Harvey would avoid the surgery and missing extended time, but he eventually decided that his best option would be to go under the knife.

As a result, he will miss most of, if not the entire 2014 season.

Harvey has been dealing with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

There will obviously be questions on why Harvey didn’t undergo the surgery earlier in the season, but he was hopeful that he would eventually be able to pitch through the injury. It didn’t work out that way and now the New York Mets will have a major hole in their rotation next season.

It’s not an ideal situation, but that is the way the cookie crumbles at times.

Hopefully Harvey can have a quick and speedy recovery.

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