The New York Mets’ 2014 season officially took a huge blow on Tuesday, as All-Star pitcher Matt Harvey underwent Tommy John surgery.
He will miss all of next season after being diagnosed in August with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He did seek out every alternative option there was before finally opting for the Tommy John procedure.
Naturally, the reconstructive surgery was performed by the famed Dr. James Andrews, so there’s little doubt that Harvey can return to form, though he will have some lofty expectations when he returns in 2015.
He ended his stellar 2013 season with a 9-5 record, 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 178.1 innings. His 6.16 strikeout-to-walk ratio was the third-best mark in all of baseball, and with two seasons of big-league experience under his belt, Harvey has a 2.39 ERA in 36 starts.