Mets SP Matt Harvey Contemplating Season-Ending Surgery

July 7th, 2016

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. What seemed like a minor injury that would keep him out for a couple weeks might very well be more serious than first imagined. 

Harvey is reportedly considering season-ending surgery to fix a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome, which compression of nerves or blood vessels between the base of the neck and armpit can cause weakness and numbness in limbs, including arms. 

That's about as scary as it gets for a pitcher in Major League Baseball. Should Harvey, who has already gone through Tommy John Surgery in his career, miss the remainder of the season, it would be a major blow to the Mets. 

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