Posted September 10, 2013

Injured Mets pitcher Matt Harvey says arm “feels great”

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New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will have a second MRI on his elbow next week. (Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will have a second MRI on his elbow next week. (Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

Since being diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow two weeks ago, New York Mets All-Star pitcher Matt Harvey has done nothing except for ice his elbow and ride a bicycle.

Harvey is still waiting to take a second MRI to determine if he will have Tommy John surgery which will put his 2014 season in jeopardy. He will see orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion.

He hopes to avoid that surgery but says everything so far is good with his injured arm.

“Everything feels fine. My arm feels great,” Harvey said, according to ESPN.com. “I’m still very optimistic about everything. But I’m not a doctor, so we’ll see what happens. I’m going to get as many opinions as I can.  And which way I decide to go, I’m going to go 150 percent.”

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Harvey, 24, went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts in 178.1 innings this season.


1 comments
JimCatCabbage
JimCatCabbage

It feels fine because he has not thrown 100 pitches with 110% effort in 3-4 weeks, and ice has helped heel the tear somewhat. Andrews will tell him the truth, whatever it is, when he gets the next MRI.