The ace of the team, the future of the team and the future face of the franchise all in one, Mets' All-Star pitcher Matt Harvey, has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. Tommy John Surgery is a possibility in the near future, but not definite, according to New York's general manager Sandy Alderson.

The official diagnosis is a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow.  Harvey, it was said, was coming up on his innings limit pitched with New York but that number has changed as the season has gone on.  Harvey ends the season with a 9-5 record and 2.27 ERA to go along with 191 strikeouts.  The 191 strikeouts lead the National League.  Harvey started the All-Star Game back in July at Citi Field.

Once the swelling goes down in his elbow, Harvey will have another MRI taken.

Alderson had this to say this afternoon to SNY TV:

"This is not good news, obviously."  "This is not a career-ending injury under any stretch of the imagination."  "We're fortunate we have a lot of pitching depth in our organization."

The Mets will know much more in two weeks after the second Harvey MRI.

By:  Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/MikeLSports.