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Matt Harvey Done For Season, Placed On Disabled List

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The 2013 regular season for the New York Mets began with news of Johan Santana needing to have a second surgery on his throwing shoulder, putting him on the disabled list for the entire year. In a very strange way, it is only appropriate that a season of high hopes for the future of the organization came crashing down with troubling news this afternoon about their new star pitcher.

Several media outlets, including Mets beat writer Adam Rubin from ESPN New York, have confirmed that star pitcher Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow and will be placed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season.

Depending on the severity of the ligament tear, the injury could lead to Tommy John surgery, which normally requires a 12-month timetable for recovery and rehab. A determination of whether or not the injury is severe enough for surgery will come in the near future after an undetermined period of rest.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed the media around 4 pm EST, stating that Harvey was being treated with forearm issues “for some time” and that the team will wait 2-3 weeks for swelling to go down, in order to get a better look at the injury via MRI. However, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports makes a valid point on Twitter when it comes to this kind of injury:

Alderson would also note during the press conference that tenderness in Harvey’s pitching elbow was not an issue until after his start this past Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.

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