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.

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