Mets pitcher Matt Harvey undergoes elbow surgery

Oct. 22, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- New York Mets all-star pitcher Matt Harvey has undergone successful ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow, the team announced Tuesday.

Harvey's "Tommy John" surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla., the Mets said.

The 24-year-old hurler, who started the 2013 All-Star Game for the National League, went on the disabled list Aug. 26 and was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

After an unsuccessful effort at rehabbing the elbow without surgery, a decision was made to go under the knife. As a result, Harvey will miss the entire 2014 season and is expected to return at the start of 2015.

He compiled a 9-5 record with a 2.27 earned run average and 191 strikeouts over 26 games in 2013.

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