Matt Harvey is expected to see Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion do determine whether he will require Tommy John surgery, Sandy Alderson told MLB Network Radio on Sunday.
Harvey was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament two weeks ago, and is currently on the 15-day disabled list. He is out for the rest of the season.
Earlier this week, Alderson told WFAN that Harvey, not the Mets, will ultimately decide whether to have surgery to repair the damage in his elbow.
If Harvey undergoes surgery, he will likely miss the entire 2014 season.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
Alderson has been saying for weeks that Harvey likely would seek a second opinion. What’s interesting to me is that, if this is the second opinion, it would indicate Harvey already has been reexamined by Mets doctors. I’m totally reading in to this, but that would suggest Harvey absolutely needs surgery… it’s just a matter of when. And that’s the thing, does he need to have it now? If not, and he can wait, will he choose to wait, knowing he’ll eventually have to have it done at some point in the next four to six years? Also, I have to think it’s only a matter of time before information leaks about the reexamination by team doctors…