Mets' Matt Harvey gets 2nd opinion on injured elbow

Injured New York Mets ace pitcher Matt Harvey has been examined by Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured right elbow.

Pitcher hopes to avoid reconstructive surgery

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Aug. 26, hopes to avoid reconstructive (Tommy John) surgery. (Paul J. Bereswill/Associated Press)

Injured New York Mets ace pitcher Matt Harvey has been examined by Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his injured right elbow.

The 24-year-old right-hander was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament when he saw Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek on Aug. 26. Harvey hopes to avoid reconstructive surgery, which would sideline him for 2014.

Harvey travelled to Pensacola, Fla., to see Andrews on Monday. The Mets say they expect to have additional information Tuesday.

The National League starter in this year's all-star game at Citi Field in New York, Harvey is 9-5 with a 2.27 earned-run average and 191 strikeouts in 178 1/3 innings.

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