The Mets announced Friday that Matt Harvey will have Tommy John Surgery, ending his attempt to rehab the injury. This was expected, with rehab a longshot.
It’s still sad to receive confirmation, though. Matt Harvey did many unexpected things, so cheating a UCL tear would have been merely the latest.
This, however, should have him healthy and ready to go in 2015. Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery, so he’ll be in good hands. He’ll be missed in the meantime.