The New York Mets have decided to slow down Matt Harvey’s rehab after undergoing a Tommy John surgery last October.
No setback has occurred, rather after consultations between the Mets team doctor and Dr. James Andrews who preformed the surgery on Harvey, the decision was made to slow things down.
“He’s fine,. It’s nothing physical, it’s just a plan to be more cautious,” a team source told NY Daily News. “If something happens to him, that would just be a huge blow,. We just want him to take it a little slower. Nobody wants him to be less competitive, we just want to be cautious.”
Harvey is known to be incredibly competitive which could definitely impact how fast he’d like to recover. He was originally scheduled to throw off of a mound on Tuesday, however this has been cancelled. Rather than risk permanent damage, taking things slow is definitely the right call. Harvey has been said to be the future of the Mets, and rather than expect him back on the mound this season, thoughts of the future are more prominent in the minds of those involved. The main focus now is to get him back to the majors by Opening Day 2015.
“If something happens to him, that would just be a huge blow,” the source said. “We just want him to take it a little slower. Nobody wants him to be less competitive, we just want to be cautious.”
While the Mets are on a road trip, Harvey will continue his rehab at the Mets’ spring training facility in Port St. Lucie.