Tommy John Surgery

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Wheeler Officially On Rehab Trail Following Tommy John Surgery

The Mets said team medical director Dr. David Altchek operated in New York on Wednesday to reconstruct the 24-year-old right-hander’s ulnar collateral ligament.

03/25/2015

Zack Wheeler of the New York Mets pitches against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on August 20, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets Pitcher Zack Wheeler To Have Tommy John Surgery Early Next Week

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will have Tommy John surgery early next week and is expecting a 14-month rehabilitation, a schedule that would put him back in the major leagues in June 2016.

03/20/2015

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on August 27, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Zack Wheeler Has Torn UCL In Elbow, Will Likely Miss 2015 Season

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s return from Tommy John surgery.

03/16/2015

Josh Edgin (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Mets’ Edgin Opts For Tommy John Surgery; Wheeler Undergoes MRI

With Josh Edgin lost for the season, the only other lefty relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts — Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.

03/16/2015

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees and outfielder Carlos Beltran #36 participate in a spring training workout on February 26, 2015 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sims: They Say They Feel Great, But Tanaka And Beltran Remain Concerns

It does seem likely that Tanaka — a fastball pitcher who’s had a UCL injury at such a young age — is destined for Tommy John surgery. The real question is, if not now, when?

03/03/2015

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Sizzling Comeback Not Guaranteed For Mets’ Harvey

The dream, of course, is that Matt Harvey will be dominant coming off Tommy John surgery. The reality says he’s 50-50 to resume his reign of terror on NL hitters until he actually starts proving it.

02/13/2015

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey On WFAN: ‘Spring Training Can’t Come Quick Enough’

The countdown is on. In less than three months, Mets ace Matt Harvey will unleash the cannon at 100 percent for the first time since August 2013.

11/25/2014

Jeremy Hefner of the New York Mets. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets’ Hefner To Undergo 2nd Tommy John Surgery

Jeremy Hefner’s setback this summer became a point of discussion regarding ace Matt Harvey, who also had Tommy John surgery in 2013.

10/09/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Sims: Tanaka’s Starts The Rest Of The Way Will Determine If He Needs Surgery

Even if he successfully completes one or two 75-pitch starts without complaint, there is no assurance that Tanaka will be able to avoid surgery.

09/18/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey Hits 95 MPH In ‘Impressive’ Final Throwing Session

Mets manager Terry Collins could hardly contain his excitement, saying the club tried to keep Harvey at about 80 percent effort, and the All-Star still looked “very, very good.”

09/16/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images), Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

‘Back Off’: Mets’ Collins Tells Harvey To Forget About ’14

Matt Harvey is a tremendous talent. He can also cause one heck of a headache. Mets manager Terry Collins set the right-hander straight on Thursday.

08/15/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

To Mets’ Chagrin, Matt Harvey Shows No Signs Of Slowing Rehab

You can’t stop Matt Harvey. You can only hope to contain him. And so far, the Mets have had a hard time reining in the ultra-competitive pitcher.

08/14/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matt Harvey: ‘I Couldn’t Be Happier’ With 20-Pitch Bullpen Session

The Mets ace said it felt like “nothing had happened,” even though he’s just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery.

08/06/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Schwartz: When It Comes To UCL Tears, It Starts At A Young Age

The increase in Tommy John surgeries has been dramatic in recent years. But as doctors and other health-care providers learn more and more about the UCL injuries and how to prevent them, those numbers should go down.

07/18/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yankees Skipper Says He’s Optimistic Tanaka Will Return This Season

New York’s 9-3 loss to the Indians was overshadowed by the news that rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow.

07/11/2014

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