Matt Harvey has a torn UCL, report says

August 26, 2013

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New York Mets starter Matt Harvey underwent an MRI that revealed a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament, WFAN’s Mike Francesca reported.

Harvey, who gave up 13 hits to the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, reportedly had been on a Strasburg-like limit of around 200 innings and presently is at 178 1/3. In 26 starts, he has a 2.27 ERA with 191 strikeouts and opponents are hitting .209 against him.

Harvey, 24, is expected to be placed on the disabled list and a UCL tear often leads to Tommy John surgery. As The Post’s Dave Sheinin wrote of Harvey last month: “We’ve seen how the story ends: usually at the business end of a renowned surgeon’s scalpel.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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