(Updated 10/5/13: Harvey will need surgery): Harvey to DL with UCL Tear; Tommy John Surgery Possible
Harvey will need Tommy John sugery, according to numerous reports. He decided that rehab would not be the case and that he will replace the ligament in his arm. The Mets will most likely be without Harvey for much of next season, as it is unknown when he will return to the squad. It'll be more known once Dr. James Andrews goes through with the procedure.
Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL ligament in his elbow, and could require Tommy John surgery, according to reports. Harvey received an MRI this morning, and could not be pitching for a year. This news is saddening, as Harvey has been absolutely dominant this season. Stephen Strasburg had a similar tear when he received his Tommy John surgery.
The Mets will obviously miss Harvey very much, as he's been their best pitcher this season. He has gone 9-5 on the season, with a 2.27 ERA. He leads the National League with 191 strikeouts, in only 178.1 innnings, and 26 starts.
Harvey is supposed to pitch on Thursday against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Mets have top starter Noah Syndergaard down in Double-A, but he is not Major League ready just yet. The Mets will probably make a roster move on Thursday to replace Harvey.
Harvey has been one of the best pitchers in the National League this season, and hopefully can make a full recovery. The Mets will miss Harvey very much over the rest of the season, and most of next season, as he's been their most reliable pitcher this season.