MLB Rumors: New York Mets’ Matt Harvey to start throwing again this month

Jul 21, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets are hoping that they won’t lose another great pitcher to a devastating Tommy John injury, as the failure of Johan Santana and so many other in recent years has put a damper on the high hopes fans have for Matt Harvey.

But while he underwent Tommy John surgery in late 2013, Harvey appears to be ahead of schedule and told the New York Post that he plans on resuming throwing by the end of this month.

“They said I should be able to start throwing four months after the surgery and that’s Feb. 22, and I haven’t had any setbacks,” Harvey, who had elbow surgery in October, told The Post.“I can’t wait. Even if it’s 10 feet, I just want to pick up a ball. As if right now, I don’t see why I wouldn’t be able to do that.”

This is great news for Mets fans, although Harvey won’t be ready for the start of the 2014 season. Harvey is recovering though which means the team is getting closer to having him back at the top of their rotation.

Topics: Matt Harvey, New York Mets

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