(NEW YORK) — New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, an MRI revealed on Monday. Tommy John reconstructive surgery has not been ruled out, which would sideline him for a year.
The 24-year-old Harvey felt forearm tenderness after giving up a career-high 13 hits in 6 2/3 innings of work against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. He had been experiencing discomfort for sometime during this season.
A full prognosis will not be made for several weeks until the swelling in his arm has gone down.
The N.L. All-Star is having a banner season, going 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA. He has struck out 191 batters in 178 1/3 innings.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN