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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mets News: GM Alderson says surgery is Harvey's decision

Tommy John Surgery

Mets News:

Matt Harvey has one big decision on his hands...

With more than a week after the stunning news that the Ace righthander suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, the Mets are still in a holding pattern as Harvey mulls whether to have Tommy John surgery or treat the injury by resting the elbow and strengthening the muscles around the ligament.

But general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that the decision is up to the pitcher.

The surgery would force him to miss most if not all of the 2014 season.

“It’s his body and he decides what’s in his best interest,” GM Sandy Alderson said on WFAN Tuesday.

Alderson told the NY Daily News, that the decision was still a week or two away at the earliest and that Harvey will get a second opinion, most likely from Dr. James Andrews, and would make the decision based on that information and in consultation with the Mets.

The doctors are waiting for inflammation to go down in his elbow and to get a clearer image on an MRI before addressing a plan.

The NY Daily News reports that A Mets source confirmed over the weekend that the club feels surgery will be the ultimate outcome.

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