NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Super-agent Scott Boras says New York Mets ace Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery in about a week.
Harvey initially chose to attempt to rehab a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 24-year-old reversed course earlier this month, electing to have the surgery that will claim his entire 2014 season.
Harvey’s decision came as a relief to his teammates and even his agent.
“Logic prevailed,” Boras said prior to Tuesday’s NLCS Game 4, according to Newsday.
Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews will operate on Harvey, Boras said.
“I’m almost relieved a little bit knowing that the thing’s going to get done,” Mets captain David Wright told the team’s official website on Oct. 4. “Knock on wood, hopefully it isn’t an issue for the rest of his career. … I think that it’s just the correct decision both for us as an organization and for Matt personally. This is the decision that I would make if I was in his shoes.”
Harvey, this season’s All-Star Game starter, went 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and 191 strikeouts before receiving the devastating diagnosis in late August.
“I think that we’re going to miss him, no doubt, but the plan still moves forward,” Wright said. “And then when we do get Matt back, it’s almost like making a blockbuster trade at the beginning of the 2015 season.”
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